Dear Parents & Caregivers,

In 2019 NAPLAN will be changing from its current paper based form to an online test. As part of the transition, a School Readiness Test will be undertaken by Year 7 & Year 9 students on Monday 27 August & Tuesday 28 August. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run’ for schools to assess their technology ahead of NAPLAN Online. The readiness test is not an assessment of student ability.

The School Readiness Test is to provide school staff and students the opportunity to:

  • Engage and become familiar with the assessment platform
  • Gain insight into the changed administration procedures
  • Provide valuable feedback on areas in which schools need additional support.

The school readiness test is to include two assessments: a writing assessment and a combined numeracy/literacy assessment. The duration of each assessment will be approximately 40 minutes. The purpose of these assessments is to familiarise schools and students with the new online platform, therefore, reports will not be issued for the School Readiness Test.

Your child will not need any academic preparation for the school readiness test. This is not a test of their literacy and numeracy skills, but an opportunity for them to experience the online test format and for their school to assess its online testing capability. If parents would like to familiarise themselves and their children with the look and feel of the NAPLAN online test a public demonstration site with sample questions is available here.

More information for parents can be found on the attached Fact Sheet and through the CEDP website: https://sites.google.com/parra.catholic.edu.au/2017cedpnaplanonlinereadiness/information-for-parents

Mrs Dianne Lowery
Leader of Learning – Curriculum