In 2018, the NAPLAN tests will be conducted from Tuesday 15 May to Thursday 17 May.
All schools must ensure that the week of NAPLAN tests 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 (or catch-up day) must apply to the QCAA for a variation by completing the Variance request form available from the NAPLAN portal early in the relevant test year.
Test security is to be maintained to ensure tests remain secure for schools granted approval to vary test dates.
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.
|Official test dates|
1. Language conventions
|Catch up tests permitted|
|20 minute break|
Catch-up tests only permitted Tuesday 15 May to Friday 18 May
Test security is to be maintained until Friday 1 June
Future paper-based test dates
|Year||NAPLAN test period|
School selection for NAPLAN equating and trial testing
Your school may be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN trial testing (early to mid-August) or equating testing (April).
Selected schools are required to participate in these activities.