​​In 2020, St. Joseph’s students will participate in NAPLAN testing in an online environment. At present staff are involved in professional learning to support this transition. At the beginning of Term 4, Years 2, 4 and 6 will participate in a School Readiness Test. The purpose of this test is to determine the school’s capacity to support students’ involvement in NAPLAN Online. It is not a practice test as such. 

Benefits of the online tests: 

Moving to an online testing environment offers many benefits, including: 

  • introducing ‘tailored testing’, which gives students questions better suited to their ability, resulting in more precise results 
  • improving student engagement through computer-based tests 
  • reducing the time it takes to provide feedback to schools, students and parents. 

​Preparation for the online tests: 

​Sample online mini-tests for writing, reading, conventions of language and numeracy for each NAPLAN test year level are available on the NAPLAN Online public demonstration site . These mini-tests contain example questions that show the types of technology-enhanced features used in NAPLAN Online, such as interactive navigation and features such as drag and drop. The site will not record or store responses or generate assessment reports because the main purpose of the demonstration tests is to familiarise students, teachers and parents with NAPLAN Online item types and functionalities.