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NAPLAN test dates

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 MayTuesday 11 MayWednesday 12 MayThursday 13 MayFriday 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 sequenceAll year levels follow test sequenceAll year levels follow test sequenceAll year levels follow test sequence
catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted catch-up tests permitted
Monday 17 MayTuesday 18 MayWednesday 19 MayThursday 20 MayFriday 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 MayTuesday 25 MayWednesday 26 MayThursday 27 MayFriday 28 May

Test security to be maintained by all schools to 28 May 2021.

This week may only be used for testing with permission from the 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
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 MayTuesday 18 MayWednesday 19 MayThursday 20 MayFriday 21 May
Test security to be maintained to ensure tests remain secure for schools sanctioned
to vary test dates.
Individual student catch-up tests not permitted during this week.
Monday 25 MayTuesday 26 MayWednesday 27 MayThursday 28 MayFriday 29 May
Test security to be maintained by all schools to 28 May 2021

 

Variations to test dates for classes or groups of students

ACARA has advised that only schools with compelling reasons that are outside of their control will be granted approval to vary test dates. Schools that book a camp in test week will not be granted approval to vary their NAPLAN test dates.

Future dates for NAPLAN can be found on the NAP website's Key dates page.