We will improve the learning of all young Australians

2016 student attendance data published on My School

23 November 2016

Today ACARA has updated the My School website with 2016 Semester 1 student attendance data.

Attendance data reporting is a COAG (Council of Australian Governments) initiative to help improve learning outcomes for all students by monitoring their attendance. ACARA reports student attendance data on My School twice a year.

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New work samples released

01 November 2016

Further work samples have been published, including samples for Years 7–10 Technologies and one sample per portfolio for Years 7–10 Geography.

These new work samples are now available on the Australian Curriculum work samples interactive website.

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Happy World Teachers’ Day!

28 October 2016

Today Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day – a day to recognise the important contribution teachers around the world make to shaping our future generations. ACARA would like to wish all teachers a happy World Teachers’ Day.

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NAPLAN Online public demonstration site

22 November 2016

The NAPLAN Online public demonstration site is now available for students, teachers, parents and the broader community to see how NAPLAN Online will work and what it will look like. Visit the NAP website to explore the different types of items (questions) and experience the NAPLAN online environment.

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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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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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