Federal, state and territory education ministers agreed that all schools will gradually transition from the current paper-based tests to the computer-based assessments, with the aim for all schools to undertake NAPLAN online by 2022.

NAPLAN Online provides a better assessment, more precise results and is more engaging for students.

NAPLAN Online is a tailored test that adapts to student responses, presenting students with questions that may be more or less difficult – resulting in better assessment and more precise results.

Significant planning, development, research and trialling have been carried out to make sure we are all ready to move NAPLAN online. In its first year of transition in 2018, just over 15 per cent of schools participated in NAPLAN Online. In 2019, the number rose to over 50%. Feedback about the online test has been positive, with students saying they find the format engaging.

State/territory education authorities make decisions about the logistics and timing to move NAPLAN online for their state/territory. These organisations also lead implementation of NAPLAN Online in their state/territory.

Accessibility Adjustments

Universal design principles have been used to create the questions, but in a small number of cases adjustments are needed to maximise accessibility. The available adjustments are demonstrated in the Audio alternative questions, Visual alternative questions and Colour themes tabs. All question types are keyboard accessible.

To discovery the available accessibility options, please use the link below.

If you would like to use any of the avaliable accessibility options, please email them with your students name to