NAPLAN Online update
Our students in Years 3 & 5 will be undertaking NAPLAN testing online in May this year for the first time. Moving NAPLAN online brings many advantages including a test design that offers test items tailored to students' knowledge and ability.
We will take part in an online school practice test on Monday 16 March.
We will also be participating in a national practice test on 24 March. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune any technical and logistical needs, as well as familiarise students and teachers with the online testing process.
Parents and caregivers of children in these NAPLAN year levels will need to be aware of important information relating to privacy, which can be found on the NAPLAN Online Queensland website's parent information page.
As our school runs a bring your own device (BYOD) program, you can assist us by ensuring the NAPLAN Online locked-down browser is downloaded prior to testing. This App is on our Year 3 & 5 Year Level App Lists. If anyone requires instructions on how to do this, you can seek support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about BYO devices is also available on ACARA's website. The school will provide devices for students who do not have their own device.
Please find below a link to a copy of the schedule for the NAPLAN tests at our school from 12 May – 20 May. This may assist you in the planning of any family holidays that may occur during this period.
Link to NAPLAN Schedule for Algester State School 2020 (PDF, 283kb)
We will keep you up-to-date in the lead-up to May, but if there's anything you need in the meantime you can contact us.
Mr Colin Torr
NAPLAN Online Privacy Notices:
NAPLAN Online Information Brochure for Parents
ACARA Privacy Notice
BYOD Information for Parents
NAPLAN Online Privacy Statement