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Initially, it is planned that all of the NAPLAN Online writing tasks will be double scored, that is, marked by both human markers and by automated essay scoring.

The NAPLAN Online tests for reading, conventions of language and numeracy will be automatically marked in the NAPLAN Online platform once the test session is finalised by the test administrator.

It is anticipated that the automated marking of students’ tests in NAPLAN Online will enable students’ results to be provided faster to schools, students, parents and caregivers.

Finding out more

Further information about automated essay scoring can be found on the NAPLAN website. Here you can read their 2015 research report An evaluation of automated scoring of NAPLAN persuasive writing, or view an infographic (PDF, 1.26 MB) that illustrates the automated essay scoring research.

Last updated: 3 May 2017

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