Freedom of information disclosure log by year

 

TRIM folder

Date of access

FOI request
(in summary form)

Documents released to applicants

Documents publicly available

2011

F11/24-27

2 May 2011

The minutes of all Board meetings of ACARA between June 2010 and February 2011.

ACARA released 8 redacted Board minutes. There were 3 draft minutes which were not released as, at that time, the draft minutes were not approved by the Board.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/24-27

6 May 2011

The minutes of all Board meetings of ACARA between
1 January 2010 and 24 February 2011.

ACARA released 11 redacted Board minutes. There were 5 draft minutes which were not released as, at that time, the draft minutes were not approved by the Board.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

 

2012

F11/2363-2

2 March 2012

  • The methodology and measurement model used to calculate scaled NAPLAN test scores; and
  • An example of how this is applied.

ACARA released a redacted copy of the Draft NAPLAN 2009 Central Analysis Technical Report.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/2363-6

20 April 2012

Any report or document or presentation which is an overview and/or analysis of the 2010 school financial data added to the My School website in February 2012.

ACARA released:

  • 2010 National Finance Data for My School 2012
  • summary statistics – All schools in financial data
  • My School key messages (summary); and
  • My School key messages (detailed).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/2363-5

27 April 2012

Information about how the measurement model is incorporated to equate 2008 and 2009 NAPLAN tests.

ACARA released:

  • a redacted copy of the Draft NAPLAN 2009 Central Analysis Technical Report; and
  • NAPLAN 2008 score equivalency tables.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/2363-9

24 October 2012

NAPLAN score equivalence tables for 2010, 2011 and 2012.

ACARA released NAPLAN score equivalence tables for 2010, 2011 and 2012 in full.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

2013 

 

F11/2363-13

24 April 2013

The report on the 2011 national finance data for My School 2013 and a summary of key messages regarding these data.

ACARA released:

  • 2011 National Finance Data for My School 2013; and
  • Key messages – School Finance Data for My School March 2013.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/2363-12

16 May 2013

Broadly, summary information relating to ACARA’s contractors for each stage of the 2011 and 2012 NAPLAN lifecycles.

ACARA released:

  • 2011 and 2012 NAPLAN - ACARA’s contractor information;
  • probity plan in relation to the NAPLAN 2012 Trial Administration; and
  • evaluation plan in relation to the NAPLAN 2012 Trial Administration.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/565-2

21 June 2013

Broadly, a list of submissions to ACARA in relation to digital technologies as part of the consultation process on the 'Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies Foundationto Year 10' and related submissions.

ACARA released 47 submissions, some of which contained redactions.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/565-3

10 July 2013

  • The formula for computing NAPLAN reliability; and
  • The reliability coefficients for each of the NAPLAN years 2008-2013.

 

ACARA released:

  • The formula for computing NAPLAN reliability; and
  • The reliability coefficients for each of the NAPLAN years 2008-2012.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/2363-14

17 July 2013

Broadly, non-public documents that explain the rationale for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority.

ACARA released:

  • Interim National Curriculum Board (NCB) paper meeting 9 item 7.1 Curriculum Design; and
  • ACARA’s internal guidelines that assist writers for each learning area.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F11/353-9

22 August 2013

Request covers, broadly, a large set of data from the My School website, all in electronic format. This matter was the subject of a decision by the Freedom of Information Commissioner in Diamond and Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [2013] AICmr 57 (22 May 2013).

 

In accordance with the decision of the Freedom of Information Commissioner, ACARA provided a historic, electronic list of all schools published on the My School website for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.

 

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

 

2014

       

F13/565-10

20 January 2014

  • Copies of the NAPLAN numeracy tests administered in each of the years from 2008 to 2011 (inclusive), for all of the year levels tested; and
  • Item-by-item performance data at the national level (calculated using the national calibration sample) (i.e. data disclosing for each test question the nationwide percentage of students who answered that question correctly) for 2008-2013 numeracy tests, for all of the year levels tested.

Note: only NAPLAN numeracy tests 2008–2011 (for all year levels tested) have been released under FOI. NAPLAN numeracy tests 2012–2014 have not been released.

ACARA released the requested documents in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/565-12

10 February 2014 and
10 March 2014

Minutes for Board meetings:

• No. 42 (21 March 2013)
• No. 46 (5 September 2013)

ACARA released redacted copies of the requested documents.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/566-5

28 March 2014

High-level key messages regarding the 2012 school finance data collected for the My School 2014 release.

ACARA released the requested document in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/566-8

16 April 2014

NAPLAN 2013 score equivalency tables.

ACARA released the requested document in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

 

2015

       

F13/566-29

12 January 2015

Correspondence between ACARA and The Australian newspaper regarding ‘apparent breaches of the terms of use of the My School website’.

ACARA released three (3) documents. All documents have been released in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/567-1

6 March 2015

A copy of the draft 2014 report by Colmar Brunton on market research it conducted on the My School website.

ACARA released the draft report by Colmar Brunton in part, redacting the name of one person mentioned in this report, in accordance with the terms of the Applicant’s FOI request. ACARA has also published the finalised Colmar Brunton report, ‘Perspectives on the My School website’on ACARA’s website.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F13/567-21

28 August 2015

Australian Government solicitor invoice to ACARA dated 28 April 2011, excluding personal information.

ACARA released a redacted copy of the requested document.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

 

2016

       

F16/27-3

14 March 2016

Broadly, email correspondence relating to ACARA’s communications with a data sharing website about release of My School website data.

ACARA released three documents, one in full and two in part.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F16/27-10

4 April 2016

NAPLAN 2008–2011 tests, all year levels (3,5,7 and 9) and all domains except numeracy. The NAPLAN numeracy tests 2008–2011 were previously released under FOI.

Notes:

1. To access the NAPLAN 2008–2011 tests, please scroll down this webpage. A link is provided below under note one (1).

2. No access is provided to the NAPLAN 2012–2016 tests. ACARA advises that:

  • The NAPLAN numeracy tests 2012–2014 have been the subject of a decision by the Acting Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, who has decided not to release these tests under FOI – see the Marty Ross decision; and
  • It is highly likely that ACARA's FOI decision-maker would make an FOI decision not to release the NAPLAN tests 2012–2014 in the other domains and the NAPLAN 2015 and 2016 tests, for similar reasons to those outlined in the Marty Ross decision.

ACARA released the requested documents in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F16/27-24

19 April 2016

High-level key messages regarding the 2014 school finance data uploaded to the My School website as part of the 2016 release.

ACARA released the requested document in full (no redactions).

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.

F16/27-28

3 June 2016

Broadly, an internal email relating to ACARA’s communications with a data sharing website about release of My School website data.

ACARA released one document, in part.

All documents released to the FOI applicant have been made publicly available.