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Australian Curriculum comparison studies released

18 July 2018

We have published three studies comparing the Australian Curriculum with the curricula of British Columbia, Finland and Singapore. 

The three international comparative studies were produced as part of ACARA’s research program to consider international trends and developments in curriculum design.   

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Release of National Report on Schooling 2016

04 July 2018

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2016 has been released today. ACARA produces this report on behalf of the COAG Education Council.

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Australian Schools List website refreshed and updated

06 June 2018

The Australian Schools List website has been refreshed and updated. ACARA maintains this website for online education services that rely on a current and accurate list of schools in Australia.

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Data updated on the National Report on Schooling data portal

18 July 2018

ACARA’s interactive resource the National Report on Schooling data portal has been updated with new data on schools and schooling.

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Machine-readable content on the Australian Curriculum website

16 July 2018

A new version of machine-readable content for the Australian Curriculum website is now available. This content can be downloaded from http://rdf.australiancurriculum.edu.au 
for the purposes of importing the Australian Curriculum into databases.

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Past NAPLAN test papers

29 June 2018

ACARA has published on our website past NAPLAN test papers from 2012 to 2015 for all domains and all year levels. Releasing these previous test papers forms part of the response to Freedom of Information Act requests received by ACARA.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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