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.