All schools across Australia will participate in NAPLAN tests online from tomorrow.
About 1.2 million students are set to take the test in more than 9500 schools and campuses across Australia.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) CEO, David de Carvalho said NAPLAN was entering a new era, with 2022 being the first year all schools will take the test online and the last year that the test will take place in May.
"NAPLAN online is a better, more precise assessment that is more engaging for students," he said.
"The tailored testing means students are given questions that are better suited to their abilities, so they can show what they know and can do.
"NAPLAN online also has a variety of accessibility adjustments, so that students with diverse capabilities, learning needs and functional abilities are able to participate.
"This year's test is particularly important so that we can add to a national data set and continue getting insight into the impact the pandemic has had after two years of disruptions to schooling."
Mr de Carvalho said no extra preparation was required for NAPLAN and that there was no need for students to feel anxious about the assessment.
"NAPLAN tests literacy and numeracy skills that are continuously being developed in the classroom. Like any test or challenge students face at school, you should simply remind your child to do the best they can on the day of the test."
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In NSW's Riverina, Red Hill Public School principal Tina Roworth welcomed the change, which she believed would make the exams less daunting for her students.
"I think this way of doing it will help them stay in the test [for the whole time] ... rather than some kids maybe thinking 'that's too hard I'm just not going to do it'," she said.
Mrs Roworth said her school has been slowly building up their stockpile of laptops to prepare for the new-look exams, as well as training the children in how to use them.
"Initially there was some concern about what it would look like for our kids to do it digitally but they're actually really excited for it because it's fairly intuitive," she said.
Summah Moore, 10, will be taking the NAPLAN tests for the very first time.
"I feel okay about it but it's just the nerves that are getting to me," she said. "I have seen other people do it in pictures and it looks very hard."