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2021 NAPLAN test timetable

Online test

In 2021, the NAPLAN Online tests will be conducted from 11 to 21 May.

Testing sequence: Writing – Reading – Conventions of Language – Numeracy.

Monday 10 May Tuesday 11 May Wednesday 12 May Thursday 13 May Friday 14 May
 

Preparation day –
no tests permitted

Day 1 testing

Writing:
Year 3 (paper)
Year 5 (online)

Day 2 testing

Writing:
Year 5 (online)
Year 7 & 9 (online)

Day 3 testing

Writing:
Year 7 & 9 (online)

Day 4 testing

 

No writing available for Year 7 & 9 students. Students can use Day 1 to start other domains, but must follow test sequence All year levels follow test sequence All year levels follow test sequence All year levels follow test sequence
catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted
Monday 17 May Tuesday 18 May Wednesday 19 May Thursday 20 May Friday 21 May
Day 5 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 6 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 7 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 8 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Day 9 testing

All year levels follow test sequence

catch-up tests permitted

Monday 24 May Tuesday 25 May Wednesday 26 May Thursday 27 May Friday 28 May
Test security to be maintained by all schools to 4 June 2021.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 31 May Tuesday 1 June Wednesday 2 June Thursday 3 June Friday 4 June
Test security to be maintained by all schools to 4 June 2021.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

 

Paper test

In 2021, the NAPLAN paper tests will be conducted from 11 to 13 May.

Monday 10 May Tuesday 11 May
Official test date
Wednesday 12 May
Official test date
Thursday 13 May
Official test date
Friday 14 May
Preparation day –
no tests permitted
1. Language
Conventions

2. Writing

Catch-up tests

(Language Conventions

and Writing)
permitted

3. Reading
Catch-up tests
(Language Conventions,
Writing and Reading)
permitted
4. Numeracy
Catch-up tests (any) permitted
Catch-up tests (any) permitted
Monday 17 May Tuesday 18 May Wednesday 19 May Thursday 20 May Friday 21 May
Test security must be maintained by all schools to 4 June 2021.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 24 May Tuesday 25 May Wednesday 26 May Thursday 27 May Friday 28 May
Test security must be maintained by all schools to 4 June 2021.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the Test Administration Authority (TAA).

Monday 31 May Tues;day 1 June Wednesday 2 June Thursday 3 June Friday 4 June
Test security to be maintained by all schools to 4 June 2021.