Please see below the Education Council’s decision at their meeting Friday 16 December:
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will move online from 2017, over a three-year period.
Around 10 per cent of Australian schools will conduct NAPLAN Online in 2017 (St Jerome’s being one), with increasingly more schools online in 2018, and all schools to be online by 2019.
The Education Council, comprising state, territory and commonwealth education ministers, has agreed that Year 3 students who transition to NAPLAN online from next year (2017) will undertake online assessments for numeracy, reading and language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) but will continue to do a paper-based NAPLAN writing test. All other year levels (5, 7, 9) will undertake all NAPLAN content areas, including writing, online.
For further information on the move to NAPLAN Online visit www.nap.edu.au or speak to your child’s teacher.