NAPLAN is the latest Covid 19 casualty and will be cancelled this year because of the virus as well as the high absenteeism it is causing.
The COAG Education Council meeting which includes Commonwealth, state and territory ministers decided upon the move.
This year's Education Council Chair Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said, "These are unprecedented times and our school communities need to focus on the additional challenge of preparing for remote learning," he said.
"I want to acknowledge the exceptional contribution from our teachers, support staff and principals at all schools during these challenging times.
"They can be assured that we are acting on the very best medical advice."
Queensland's Education Minister Grace Grace said teachers had enough to contend with at the moment.
"The valuable time of our school leaders, teachers and support staff should be spent either providing continuity of learning for our students, or preparing to deliver possible curriculum at home," she said.