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will not participate in NAPLAN Online testing trials in schools this year, joining SA and Queensland which had already withdrawn.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

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