ACARA news, October 2018

ACARA Annual Report 2017–18


19 October 2018
Today we have published our annual report that documents ACARA’s performance and operations for the 2017–18 financial year.

Visit the 'Publications' page of this website to view the ACARA Annual Report 2017–18 (PDF 2.8 mb).

NAP sample – science literacy assessments start


15 October 2018

Number of schools: 560. Number of students: 11,200. Runs 15 October – 2 November.

The NAP sample assessments are a suite of tests, deployed in a three-yearly cycle, which monitor student achievement in science literacy, ICT literacy, and civics and citizenship. This year is science literacy.

The science literacy assessment has been held every three years since 2003. In 2015, it was conducted online for the first time. 2018 marks another milestone – this is the first year that Year 10 students will participate in the assessment. The purpose of the test is to inform schools, educators and the community about the levels of achievement for science literacy among Year 6 and Year 10 students.

All participating schools will receive reports summarising their students’ results, with a national public report of the outcomes released in 2019. A rigorous selection process is used to ensure the sample represents Australia’s Years 6 and 10 cohorts.

Visit the NAP website to see: