NAPLAN is moving from a paper-based test to online (computer based assessment) and as part of this transition during week 6 this term (4 & 5 September) students from Year 3, 5, 7 & 9 will be participating in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness test.
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 readiness test allows schools to:
• become familiar with the NAPLAN Online test format and processes
• check whether they have the technical capacity, rooms and devices to administer NAPLAN Online
• provide students in NAPLAN Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 with the opportunity to experience the online test question types and format by completing a practice NAPLAN online test.
When is the NAPLAN online readiness test?
Readiness testing will occur throughout week 6 on 4th and 5th of September.
Do you need to prepare your child for the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test?
NO, 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.
How long is the school readiness test?
The school readiness test is expected to include two assessments: a writing assessment* and a combined numeracy/literacy assessment. The duration of each assessment will be approximately 40 minutes. * Year 3 students will only be expected to complete the combined numeracy/literacy assessment.
Will schools and parents be provided with information on the results of the readiness test?
There will be feedback to schools about the technical information gained from the readiness testing. There will be no reporting of student test results from the readiness test.
Will my child need headphones or earbuds?
Yes. The school will supply headphones for Year 3 and 5. Students in Year 7 and 9 are asked to bring your own headphones or earbuds.
What device will students be using?
Students in Year 3 and 5 will be using devices supplied by the school. Students in Year 7 and 9 will be using their own devices and as such will need to download an app which will act as a lockdown browser. More information regarding this app and checking its installation will be provided to the students prior to the test period in week 6.
What provisions are there for students with disabilities/withdrawal or exemption?
The College will use the existing information for these cohorts as outlined earlier in the year for the NAPLAN tests.
If you have further queries, please speak to Mrs R Brown for Primary or Mrs K Guest for Secondary students.
Mrs Kell Guest