Naplan testing cancelled for 2020

NAPLAN will be cancelled for 2020 so school leaders, teachers and support staff can focus on the wellbeing of students and prepare for the continuity of education. For more information read the announcement from Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training.

20 March 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Supporting our children and young people to continue to learn is a top priority for the Tasmanian Government.

We know that our teachers, principals and support staff, are critical to ensuring that our learners feel and stay safe as we deal with the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, more than ever, the is so very important.

That is why I joined with other Ministers of Education from around Australia today to agree that NAPLAN testing will not go ahead in 2020.

This aligns with the decisions we have already made regarding cancelling moderation, stopping NAPLAN, practice test, and making the Child and Student Wellbeing survey optional for schools.

At this challenging time, my absolute priority is to ensure that our principals and teachers have the ability to focus on supporting the learning and wellbeing of our children and young people.

Please be assured that the Department of Education is working with its Health colleagues to get the best advice on ensuring our sites continue to support the health and safety of everyone.

We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing efforts of our school based staff.