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To support the successful transition of Queensland state schools to NAPLAN Online, a readiness change program of work will be implemented.

Duration of program

2016 - 2020

YearStageStage nameDescription
20161Pilot school preparationsAbout 70 schools trialled NAPLAN Online in 2016. (Refer to the list under Policy reference). They joined a selection of non-state schools to gain first access to national online assessment and supporting resources and activities.
20171Opt in schools trained and supportedSchools that are selected to transition to NAPLAN Online will be trained and participate in a trial called the School Readiness Test in September 2017.
20182Prepared schools opt inTrained schools will undertake NAPLAN using the national online platform in May 2018. Schools that are transitioning to NAPLAN Online in May 2019, will be trained in Semester 2, 2018 and also undertake the Readiness trial in September 2018.
20193Schools that are ready to transition use NAPLAN OnlineSchools that are ready will use NAPLAN Online in May 2019, and be offered training and support in the lead up to the May tests. Schools that are transitioning to NAPLAN Online in May 2020, will be trained in Semester 2, 2019 and also undertake the Readiness trial in September 2019.
20204All school use NAPLAN OnlineAll schools will use NAPLAN Online unless their circumstances prevent them from doing so. Alternatives will be in place for those schools. While online assessment will better support students with a disability, special schools may continue to follow exemption protocols.

Quick reference guide

Quick reference to ICT in the Australian Curriculum (PDF, 580KB) Adobe PDF document External Link


State primary and secondary schools

Allocation of funds

Funds are provided at the current Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) rate to release staff to:

Funding is allocated based on information supplied by each school on the number of days a teacher would be out of the school and on other expenses incurred (e.g. travel expenses, taxi, etc.).

A Memorandum of Understanding will be used to confirm agreements with schools and regions and outline requirements.

2017/18 Financial Year Budget is $510,000

Data requirements

Data requiredData source
e.g. OneSchool/CIS/Spreadsheet (name and location)
Time collected
e.g. which census/as required/month
Staffing costs (TRS days)Training spreadsheetAs required
Travel expenses costsTraining spreadsheetAs required

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
AdhocIn line with the monthly payment100%

Recoupment policy

Where schools are funded to deliver programs (e.g. student learning activities, research, resource development, staff training and professional development) and these are subsequently cancelled or not delivered, funds may be recouped.

Further information

List of 2018 transitioning state schools

NAPLAN Online website


NAPLAN Online, Information and Technologies Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5342

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