NAPLAN is in a period of transition, and 2019 was the second year where students completed either a paper test or an online test. The objective of moving NAPLAN online is to deliver a better, more precise and more engaging assessment for schools and students.
The NAPLAN 2019 National Report presents the combined results (online and paper) to allow year-to-year comparisons. During transition years, online test results are equated with the paper tests. Results for both the tests are reported on the same NAPLAN assessment scale. NAPLAN results, however, should always be interpreted with care. This is particularly the case this year as some students experienced disruptions due to connectivity issues.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 2020