Education ministers met on 20 March and decided that NAPLAN will be cancelled for 2020.

This decision was made so that school leaders, teachers and support staff can focus on the wellbeing of students and prepare for the continuity of education, including working on online and remote learning options.

This decision means that the scheduled testing of NAPLAN Online platform – the Coordination Practice Test (CPT) – scheduled for Monday 23 March will not go ahead.

The ministers thank every school for their hard work in preparing for the CPT and all the preparations for NAPLAN in general.