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Technical specifications

Schools can check the minimum technical specifications required for their current equipment, students’ BYO devices and any new purchases at:


ACARA conducted a literature review and field study to ensure that NAPLAN can be equitably administered across all devices that meet the minimum technical requirements (that is, laptops, tablets, paper).

This report concluded:

  • NAPLAN Online is capable of being taken on a range of devices (laptops and tablets), with no overall device effect across content domains, item types and year levels
  • an external keyboard is not necessary for successful interaction with online items when students are responding to tests on tablets (although external keyboards for tablets can still be used if a school preferred this approach)
  • student familiarity with the device of administration is an important determinant of online readiness.
Last updated: 6 March 2018

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