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NAPLAN 2020 online test

NAPLAN 2020 Online test window is nine days. Day 1 is Tuesday 12 May 2020 and day 9 is Friday 22 May 2020.

The writing test must be scheduled within a two-day test window and schools must schedule writing from the first day of the appropriate two-day test window. For Year 5, the writing window is days 1 and 2. For Years 7 and 9, the writing window is days 2 and 3.

The tests need to be taken in a specific order. Individual students are not permitted to sit the online tests after Friday 22 May 2020.

Test Scheduling requirements Duration Test description
Writing Year 3 students do a paper-based writing test (on day 1 only)

Year 5 must start on day 1 (schools must prioritise completion of writing across days 1 and 2 only)

Years 7 and 9 must start on day 2 (schools must prioritise completion of writing across days 2 and 3 only)

Year 3: 40 minutes

Year 5: 42 minutes

Year 7: 42 minutes

Year 9: 42 minutes

Students are provided with a ‘writing stimulus’ (sometimes called a ‘prompt’ – an idea or topic) and asked to write a response in a particular genre (narrative or persuasive writing)
Reading To ensure online schools are able to complete NAPLAN tests within the nine-day testing window, Years 7 and 9 students can start with reading on day 1; however, writing must start on day 2 as the writing test takes priority over any rescheduled reading tests from
day 1To be completed before the conventions of language test
Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 50 minutes

Year 7: 65 minutes

Year 9: 65 minutes

Students read a range of informative, imaginative and persuasive texts and then answer related questions
Conventions of language To be completed after the reading test Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 45 minutes

Year 7: 45 minutes

Year 9: 45 minutes

This test assesses spelling, grammar and punctuation
Numeracy To be completed after the conventions of language test Year 3: 45 minutes

Year 5: 50 minutes

Year 7: 65 minutes

Year 9: 65 minutes

This test assesses number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability

 

 

NAPLAN 2020 paper test

Individual students are not permitted to sit the paper tests after Friday 15 May 2020.

Year Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May
Year 3 Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 45 minutes Numeracy: 45 minutes
Year 5 Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 50 minutes Numeracy: 50 minutes
Year 7 Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 65 minutes Numeracy: 65 minutes
Year 9 Language conventions: 45 minutes

Writing: 40 minutes

Reading: 65 minutes Numeracy: 65 minutes