NAPLAN and home education

If you home educate and would like your child to sit the 2018 NAPLAN test, it's a good idea to start making arrangements with a local school.

The National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) aims to test skills in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. Tests are held for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 only. This year, the tests will be held 15–17 May.

NAPLAN tests are not compulsory for home educated children. Tests must be completed under supervision at school and with the child's age-equivalent year level.

If you would like your child to sit NAPLAN, contact a registered school to establish a partial enrolment arrangement to attend the test days.

Partial enrolment is at the discretion of the school principal and we cannot intervene if a principal does not support your application.

For more information about partial enrolment, see:

The principal will contact the NAPLAN administrators at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to arrange additional booklets. Your child's results will be sent to the school for distribution.

For more information on NAPLAN tests and processes, as well as sample assessments, see:

For information on partial enrolment, see: