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About My School

My School enables you to search the profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools. My School is an Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) information service. ACARA is an independent authority with functions including the publishing of nationally comparable data on all Australian schools.

This responsibility is derived from the ACARA Act (viewable at, and through the decisions of the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA). More information about MCEECDYA can be viewed at

Information on this site has been provided by individual schools and education authorities.

The performance of schools on NAPLAN tests is greatly affected by a range of student intake and school location characteristics. When comparing schools, it is important to compare like with like. The My School website enables and encourages comparisons with schools that are statistically similar in terms of a range of factors known to affect test performance.

My School has undergone a number of changes since its first release at the end of January 2010. These changes reflect decisions made by ministers for education and feedback from stakeholder and consumer groups. In particular, advice was provided by the My School Working Party, comprising teacher, principal, and parent representatives, plus others with relevant expertise.

Key changes that have been made to the website for 2012 include:
  • a new page reporting student participation in Vocational Education and Training courses while at school;
  • enhanced representations of gain for students who sat NAPLAN tests in 2008 and 2010, or 2009 and 2011; and
  • an additional year of information for all schools, with four years of performance data now available


Fact Sheets & Frequently Asked Questions

About My School
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Using My School to support school and student improvement
Interpreting school profile information
Interpreting school financial information
Interpreting NAPLAN Results
Reliability and validity of NAPLAN
Frequently asked questions
My School brochure: Information for parents
Assessment and reporting: Improving student performance
Guide to understanding Student Gain
Guide to understanding ICSEA


Video presentation about My School

Overview of school finances page
Overview of NAPLAN results page
Overview of similar schools page
Overview of student gain page

Detailed Reports

2010 Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage Generation Report
My School Student Gain Technical Information
Financial Data Working Group Financial Data Reporting Methodology
Deloitte Letter of Accounting Advice
Deloitte Independent Assurance Practitioners Compliance Report