The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting.
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.
Reporting: We are responsible for collecting and publishing information on My School about the performance and resources of just over 10,000 schools and campuses around the country. We publish a range of reports, including the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) national report.
Anzac Day 2016: Lest we forget
22 April 2016
On Monday 25 April we reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of the many Australians who have served in wartime.
At various points in the Australian Curriculum, students learn about our country’s experiences in wartime and the causes and impacts of war on the battlefield and on the home front.
Lest we forget.
An open letter to parents: NAPLAN 2016
26 April 2016
Read an open letter to parents: NAPLAN 2016 (PDF 85 kb) from ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, regarding the upcoming NAPLAN tests, to be held on 10–12 May 2016.
An open letter to teachers: NAPLAN 2016
20 April 2016
Read an open letter to teachers: NAPLAN 2016 (PDF 111 kb) from ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, regarding the upcoming NAPLAN tests, to be held on 10–12 May 2016.
NAPLAN 2016 is next month
12 April 2016
The annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests will be held from 10 to 12 May 2016.
Tender opportunity: technology, finance and payroll
7 April 2016
ACARA is seeking responses from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for a request for tender (RFT) in relation to outsourcing of ACARA's technology infrastructure, finance and payroll.
For more information, visit the 'Tenders' page of this website.
Read the latest Primary Matters
31 March 2016
A new edition of Primary Matters (PDF 533 kb), ACARA's newsletter for primary school teachers, is now available.
Registration of Australian Curriculum codes
31 March 2016
ACARA has been collaborating with Education Services Australia (ESA) to register five Australian Curriculum codes with the Library of Congress.
Read more in Connections, ESA Schools Catalogue Information Service’s quarterly journal.