ACT schools will participate in NAPLAN Online testing from 11-21 May 2021.
ACT schools undertaking NAPLAN Online this year will participate in a practice/familiarisation test between 22 March and 23 April 2021. The practice test does not assess student performance and has been developed to replace one of the familiarisation activities that schools have traditionally undertaken. Students in Years 7 and 9 will complete a practice test on Monday 29th March (week 9) so that they have familiarity with the requirements of the assessment.
Students will be completing the tests on their own devices and are required to download the lockdown browser onto their devices in readiness for the assessments. Students will be instructed on how to do this at school but are encouraged to do at home before the practice test on Monday 29th March. The software can be accessed via the Naplan Icon on Moodle or via the following link: https://www.assessform.edu.au/layouts/Technology/LockedDownBrowser.aspx. They will also need headphones to complete the practice test.
s a parent, you can become familiar with NAPLAN Online tests by visiting the public demonstration site, http://bit.ly/naplanonline. The purpose of the site is to familiarise students with the type of items they will see on NAPLAN Online and related functionalities. This level of familiarisation is worthwhile to help students understand and be comfortable with the format of the test.
NAPLAN Online allows for tailored testing. This means that student are presented with sets of questions based on their performance during the test. This model provides students with the opportunity to better demonstrate their range of literacy and numeracy skills and it is more engaging for students. Further information explaining tailored testing can be found at https://bit.ly/2PgG7rL.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss your daughter’s participation in this event, please contact Mrs Kate Durham – Head of Junior School.
Further information on NAPLAN Online, including the public demonstration site, is available at www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online.