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NAPLAN 2017: changes to numeracy test Years 7 & 9

21 February 2017

As schools start to prepare for NAPLAN 2017, test administration authorities are beginning to provide support material and advice to schools to assist principals and teachers in administering NAPLAN tests.  For NAPLAN 2017, this information includes a change to the NAPLAN numeracy tests for Years 7 and 9, which have been updated to align to the Australian Curriculum. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of items in the numeracy test from 64 questions to 48 questions for both NAPLAN paper and online.

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New resource to improve consumer and financial literacy

08 February 2017

ACARA has released an online resource to support the teaching of consumer and financial literacy through the Australian Curriculum.

Developed in partnership with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Tax Office, the resource allows educators to filter information an

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ACARA responds to sensationalist article in the Courier Mail

31 January 2017

An article in The Courier Mail today focuses on the inclusion of text messages as a stimulus for four comprehension questions on ACARA’s NAPLAN online demonstration website. 

The story does not address that this passage is one of five that have been provided to enable

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Student demonstration videos on Mathematics Proficiencies resource

08 February 2017

The Mathematics Proficiencies resource on the Australian Curriculum website has been updated with student demonstration videos to accompany student worksheets. The annotated clips feature students at different year levels demonstrating the understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning proficiency a

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Launch of Curriculum Connections resource

08 February 2017

ACARA has launched a new resource that identifies connections between learning areas of the Australian Curriculum on consumer and financial literacy, food and fibre, food and wellbeing, and outdoor learning.

ACARA collaborated with a number of expert organisations on the resource, which is designed

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No access to ACARA Sydney office

23 January 2017

Due to a technical issue, ACARA's Sydney office is closed today; ACARA’s general  enquiry phone line is unattended.

We will respond to any messages tomorrow.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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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