We will improve the learning of all young Australians

ACARA's annual report released

26 October 2016

ACARA has tabled its Annual Report for 2015–16, which documents our achievements over the past financial year.

View ACARA's Annual Report 2015–16

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NAP – Civics and Citizenship sample assessments start today

17 October 2016

Around 12,000 students will be participating in the NAP – Civics and Citizenship sample assessments, which start from today in 630 schools across Australia.

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No NAPLAN tests in ‘fitness’

08 October 2016

An article in the Daily Telegraph today claims that NAPLAN may be changed so that students will ‘take fitness exams’. This report is inaccurate and mistaken. There are no plans to change NAPLAN as this report suggests.

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UNESCO delegation visits Australia to learn from My School

10 October 2016

A delegation from UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is visiting Australia to learn more about how the My School website, run by ACARA, improves transparency and accountability through public access to school data.

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Release of further work samples to interactive platform

31 August 2016

New work samples for The Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Music, for Foundation – Year 2, Years 3–4 and Years 5–6, Health and PE for Years 7–8 and 9–10 as well as Work Studies Years 9 and 10 are now available on the Australian Curriculum website’s work samples interactive platform.

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New maths resource released

31 August 2016

Teachers who want support to implement the proficiencies in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics have some additional guidance with the release by ACARA of a new mathematics resource.

The four proficiency areas students are expected to develop in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics – understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning – are explored in this new resource. 

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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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