NAPLAN testing concludes for 2024

NAPLAN testing concludes for 2024

Today, NAPLAN 2024 draws to a close following a record 4.48 million online tests completed by more than 1.2 million students in 9,411 schools across Australia.

In a statement today, ACARA CEO Stephen Gniel thanked students, teachers, schools and jurisdictions for their “combined efforts in ensuring this year’s NAPLAN tests ran as smoothly and seamlessly as possible”.

“NAPLAN is a massive operation to undertake each year and we have been working closely with our partners right around the country in preparing for these assessments,” Gniel said.

“I’d like to give a big thank you to our fantastic teachers, principals and school staff for their hard work in getting their individual schools and students ready for these important assessments.”

The test, previously held in May, is now being held in March to give teachers early results to inform learning and teaching for the rest of the year.

Gniel said these changes mean teachers will have even more time to consider the results alongside their own assessments, and then use them to inform their teaching and learning programs in the current school year.

In addition to the 4.48 million online tests, thousands of Year 3 writing tests also took place on paper throughout the test period, with marking is now underway.

Preliminary results will be provided to schools in all domains except writing, which takes longer to mark. Schools will receive their full results, including writing, from June 2024, after which parents and carers receive their child’s Individual Student Report at the start of Term 3. ACARA is then expecting to publish the National Results in August 2024.