The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program that supports 21st century learning for all Australian students.
ACARA's work is carried out in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including teachers, principals, governments, State and Territory education authorities, professional education associations, community groups and the general public.
This website outlines the work of ACARA and provides background information on the processes involved in the development of an Australian curriculum and national assessment and reporting programs.
To view the Australian Curriculum, the My School website or the dedicated website on the National Assessment Program click on the quick links.
Tomorrow approximately one million students will sit NAPLAN tests. Read ACARA’s media release.
ACARA is releasing the draft Years F–10 Australian Curriculum: Languages during May 2013 for public consultation until 25 July 2013. To view the draft curricula and provide feedback, visit the Australian Curriculum Consultation website at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation
ACARA has released the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Work Studies Years 9–10.
ACARA has released the draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship for public consultation until 19 July 2013. To view the draft curriculum and to provide feedback, visit the Australian Curriculum Consultation website at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation.
ACARA has released the draft Years 5–10 Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business for public consultation until 19 July 2013. To view the draft curriculum and to provide feedback, visit the Australian Curriculum Consultation website at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation.
The latest version of the My School website has been published with fresh information about nearly
9500 Australian schools. Visit My School website at www.myschool.edu.au for more information.
ACARA has released the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies Foundation to Year 10 for consultation until 10 May 2013. To view the draft curriculum and find out how to give your feedback, visit the Australian Curriculum Consultation website at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation.
The 2012 NAPLAN National Report is now available.
The report provides detailed national and state/territory results for each year level sitting the test (years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and testing area (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy). The document also compares national and state/territory achievements in each year and domain from 2008 to 2011 and 2012, as well as a breakdown of results based on a number of reported characteristics, such as gender, language background other than English, geolocation and indigenous status.
To read the report and find out more, please visit the National Assessment Program (NAP) website at www.nap.edu.au.
Draft Australian Curriculum:
Open until 25 July 2013
Draft Years 3-10
Civics and Citizenship
Open until 19 July 2013
Draft Years 5-10
Economics and Business
Open until 19 July 2013