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More states pull out of NAPLAN online testing trial

Victoria, ACT and WA will not participate in NAPLAN Online testing trials in schools this year, joining SA and Queensland which had already withdrawn.

Education Services Australia (ESA) has been unable to resolve technological issues that are affecting NAPLAN Online’s platform and supporting technology in time to commence the online version of NAPLAN next month. Recent testing indicates that this could affect students’ ability to complete the tests.

Victorian schools were fully prepared to participate in NAPLAN Online this year. However, there is not enough time for ESA to resolve the issues and complete comprehensive quality assurance testing in the next three weeks.

This decision means all Victorian students will sit pen-and-paper tests in 2017.


19 Aug 2017 | SA
Drug education in schools to be introduced if Libs win South Australia election News Image

SA Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has announced that, if elected in March 2018, a Liberal Government will introduce healthy living and substance abuse prevention programs to all school children. Read More

19 Aug 2017 | Australia
Open day tips for students and families News Image

Open Days are a good way to find out everything students need to know about courses, careers, applications and more. ACU has prepared tips to help school leavers get the most out of an Open Day. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship winners News Image

Twenty-one of NSW’s best teachers have been rewarded for their commitment to quality education with a 2017 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship, . The 2017 program awarded the scholarships across 17 program areas.  Read More

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
UNSW researchers win NSW Young Tall Poppies 2017 Science Awards News Image

Five young UNSW researchers will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community after winning NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | SA / UK
Aboriginal educator awarded inaugural King's College Fellowship News Image

One of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal educators, UniSA Prof Lester- Irabinna Rigney, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship through a new collaboration between the University of South Australia and King’s College London. Read More