ACARA is responsible for:
A national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas.
A national assessment program aligned to the national curriculum that measures students’ progress.
A national data collection and reporting program that supports:
analysis, evaluation, research and resource allocation; and
accountability and reporting on schools and broader national achievement.
The ACARA Board
The ACARA Board was announced in May 2009. Professor Barry McGaw AO is the Chair of the Board and Mr Tony Mackay is the Deputy Chair of the Board.
ACARA’s Governance and Advisory Structure
ACARA receives directions from Education Ministers and is supported by a number of advisory groups.