NAPLAN Online data extract dictionary

The Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Regulation) was amended, with those amendments commencing on 1 January 2018, to specify with greater certainty the student information (anonymised personal information) that approved authorities for schools must provide to ACARA for the purposes of NAPLAN and the NAP sample assessments in science literacy, civics and citizenship and ICT literacy.

Subregulation 43(3) of the Regulation requires an approved authority for a school to provide to ACARA the following information about each student at the school, who is required to undertake, relevantly, the NAPLAN assessments:

  • the student’s results in the assessment or, if the student did not undertake the assessment, an indication of that fact (applies to both the NAPLAN paper tests and the NAPLAN online tests);
  • the information specified in the Data Standards Manual: Student Background Characteristics (applies to both the NAPLAN paper tests and the NAPLAN online tests); and
  • for NAPLAN assessments in reading, writing and language conventions, and numeracy, the information specified in the NAPLAN Online Data Extract Dictionary (applies only to the NAPLAN online tests).

This document satisfies the requirements of the third paragraph above and only deals with NAPLAN Online.

The table at attachment A to the NAPLAN Online data extract dictionary lists the categories of information to be provided to ACARA (noting that for some categories, there will be multiple data fields, such as reaction time).

See the full text of the NAPLAN Online data extract dictionary (PDF 86 kb).