Deliver Phase 2019

Online assessments

Building Digital Skills

Initiative

Transition from paper to online testing for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests and the South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE) exams taken by senior secondary students.

Overview

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a national test taken by eligible students annually by students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE) exams are taken by Senior Secondary students in their final years of schooling.

Both test programs are transitioning from paper to online testing.

Benefits

These tests provide school and student results that allow for measurement of performance against national peers. This provides school systems and governments valuable data to support quality teaching and learning and school improvement.

Online assessment enables reduced time between testing and reporting, and more engaging test design through innovative use of technology.

NAPLAN Online is a tailored test which adapts to student responses, presenting students with questions that may be more or less difficult, resulting in better assessment and more precise results.

SACE Online assessments will increase accessibility for students and the efficiency of the marking and resulting process.


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