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Notice 8 2021

Notice to Schools 8/2021 – 3 February 2021

NAPLAN 2021 update

Principals/Directors and NAPLAN Coordinators

Schools should have received the NAPLAN principals’ package, delivered from Thursday 28 January 2021.The package contains the 2021 NAPLAN Handbook for principals and details for access to the Test Administration website and the VCAA Data Service in 2021.

The NAPLAN test window for schools completing the paper tests is from 11 May to 13 May 2021. For schools completing NAPLAN Online, the test window is from 11 May to 21 May 2021. The full NAPLAN test timetable is available on the VCAA website.

All NAPLAN schools are required to complete the following tasks via the Test Administration website by Friday 19 February 2021:

  • Statement of Compliance
  • registering of authorised staff
  • review of school contact and address details
  • placement of orders for alternative test formats.

NAPLAN Online schools are required to complete the following additional tasks via the Test Administration website by Friday 5 March 2021:

  • Technical Readiness check
  • NAPLAN Test schedule.

Independent schools are required to pre-enrol students by uploading student data to the Test Administration website by Friday 12 February 2021.

Action required

Principals/Directors and NAPLAN coordinators should:

  • contact the NAPLAN helpdesk if they have not received the 2021 NAPLAN principals package
  • ensure that NAPLAN 2021 test dates are known throughout their school communities
  • supply student enrolment data through the NAPLAN Test Administration website by Friday 12 February 2021 (independent schools only)
  • complete the required administrative tasks via the NAPLAN Test Administration website by Friday 19 February 2021 (all schools)
  • complete additional administrative tasks via the NAPLAN Test Administration website by Friday 5 March 2021 (NAPLAN Online schools only).

Critical dates

Friday 12 February 2021 – Student data supplied by independent schools

Friday 19 February 2021 – Administrative tasks completed

Friday 5 March 2021 – Additional administrative tasks for NAPLAN Online completed

Additional information

If you have a query about any aspect of NAPLAN, email the VCAA NAPLAN helpdesk: vcaa.naplan.help@education.vic.gov.au.

For detailed information regarding NAPLAN Online, including test design and technical requirements, go to the NAP website.