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2016

The NAPLAN test dates for 2016 are Tuesday 10 May, Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May.

All schools must ensure that the week beginning 9 May 2016 is set aside for the national tests. Do not schedule other major school activities during this time.

Schools that have a gazetted holiday on any of the scheduled test days must apply to the QCAA for a variation by completing the Variance request form that will be available via the NAPLAN portal early in 2016.

Future test dates

Year NAPLAN test period
2017 09–11 May
2018 15–17 May
2019 14–16 May
2020 12–14 May
2021 11–13 May

Test timetable

Schools must schedule the tests on the dates agreed to by the Australian Education Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs Senior Officials Committee (AEEYSOC). Tests must not be conducted prior to the published date under any circumstances. The order of the tests cannot be varied.

2016 Test timetable
Monday
9 May
Tuesday
10 May
Official test date
Wednesday
11 May
Official test date
Thursday
12 May
Official test date
Friday
13 May

1. Language conventions
Yr 3: 40 min
Yr 5: 40 min
Yr 7: 45 min
Yr 9: 45 min
3. Reading
Yr 3: 45 min
Yr 5: 50 min
Yr 7: 65 min
Yr 9: 65 min
4.1 Numeracy
Yr 3: 45 min
Yr 5: 50 min
Yr 7 (calculator): 40 min
Yr 9 (calculator): 40 min
Catch up tests permitted
20 minute break20 minute break
2. Writing
Yr 3: 40 min
Yr 5: 40 min
Yr 7: 40 min
Yr 9: 40 min
4.2 Numeracy
Yr 7 (non-calc.): 40 min
Yr 9 (non-calc.): 40 min

Catch up tests permittedCatch up tests permittedCatch up tests permittedCatch up tests permitted
Monday
16 May
Tuesday
17 May
Wednesday
18 May
Thursday
19 May
Friday
20 May
Test security to be maintained to ensure tests remain secure for schools granted approval to vary test dates.
Individual student catch-up tests not permitted.
Last updated: 14 January 2016

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