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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 - 2019



Stage name




Pilot school preparations

About 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.



Opt in schools trained and supported

Schools that are selected to transition to NAPLAN Online will be trained and participate in a trial called the School Readiness Test in September 2017.



Prepared schools opt in

Trained schools will undertake NAPLAN using the national online platform.



All schools use NAPLAN Online

All 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.

Policy reference

Internal Organisational Change Management Strategy (Internal Ref: 16/43814)

List of pilot state schools

NAPLAN Online website

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.

2016/17 Financial Year Budget is $120,000

Data requirements

Data required

Data source
e.g. OneSchool/CIS /Spreadsheet (name and location)

Time collected
e.g. which census As required/Month

Staffing costs (TRS days)

Training spreadsheet

As required

Travel expenses costs

Training spreadsheet

As required

Payment details


During month of

Proportion 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.


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

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