We will improve the learning of all young Australians

We have moved

18 July 2016

ACARA's Sydney office has moved, effective 18 July, to:

Level 13, Tower B, Centennial Plaza
280 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Consultation period for language curricula extended

30 June 2016

*Updated: consultation extended until 8 August*

Draft language curricula for Auslan (Australian Sign Language), the Framework for Classical Languages, Classical Greek and Latin, funded by the Australian Government, have been released for public consultation.

To view draft curricula and provide feedback, visit the Australian Curriculum Consultation website.

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New interactive platform for work samples

30 June 2016

Work samples portfolios are now being published on a new work samples interactive website.

This new interactivity will allow the user to compare work samples that are above, at and below satisfactory more easily.

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Refreshed ACARA website coming soon

23 June 2016

Soon we will be transferring the ACARA website to a new platform, with an updated look and feel to the website.

All current content will be migrated over to the new website, so you shouldn’t notice any difference other than an improved look and feel.

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Publication of NAPLAN test papers for 2008–2011

02 June 2016

As a part of our response to Freedom of Information requests received by ACARA, we have published past NAPLAN papers up to 2011 in the 'Freedom of Information' section of the ACARA website.

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NAPLAN 2016: embargo period 10–12 May

04 May 2016

NAPLAN is held from 10 to 12 May.

NAPLAN is a vital tool for parents, educators and the public to see if Australia’s children are meeting essential literacy and numeracy standards.

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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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