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General publications

    ACARA Annual Report 201314:

                  ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2013–14 (PDF 3.4 mb)

                  ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2013–14 (RTF 1.1 mb)

     ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2012–13 (PDF 6.9 mb)

     ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2011–12 (PDF 3.6 mb)

     ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2010–11 (PDF 5.6 mb)

     ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 2009–10 (PDF 3.5 mb)

     ICON - PDF ACARA Annual Report 200809 (PDF 3.8 mb)

Perspectives on the My School website

ACARA commissioned Colmar Brunton to conduct research with parents, principals, partners, and parent and principal representative groups about the My School website.

The report states that, generally, parents appreciate having a range of information about schools available in the central online location. The report also shows My School is used by parents as part of a suite of information sources to make informed decisions about their child’s education.

The report states that, overall, My School provides information in one accessible place, in a format that is relatively easy to navigate and understand, but there is some scope to make improvements.

ACARA welcomes any research and advice that will improve the My School website. We have already acted on a number of the report’s findings. For example, we have created a new infographic that explains in plain English what ICSEA is, and the introduction video for the My School homepage has been updated to better explain the purpose of My School.

Read the Perspectives on the My School website report [PDF 991 kb].

Curriculum publications

These documents provide information on the curriculum development process that will be used to develop the national curriculum, including background information to guide the writing of the national curriculum.

 ICON - PDF Curriculum Development process: describes the process that will be used to develop the national curriculum. It also describes the structure of writing teams and consultation groups that will be involved in the national curriculum development.
Curriculum Design: The curriculum design paper provides guidelines for the writing of the Australian curriculum.


ICON - PDFRead10 facts about the Australian Curriculum (602 kb)

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: English, mathematics, science and history includes key foundational documents that will shape the Australian Curriculum.

A brief precis publication summarises the ten documents, along with the consultation processes and curriculum development work of the Board.

Full copies of the documents along with their matching consultation reports are available below.


NAPLAN 2014  fact sheets for parents

           ICON - PDF Information for parents of Year 3 students (PDF 308kb)


Assessment publications