We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Update to the National Report on Schooling data portal

19 December 2022

ACARA has today released 2022 student attendance data on the interactive National Report on Schooling data portal.

The national and jurisdictional data shows that school attendance in Semester 1 2022 declined due to the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, high Influenza season outbreaks and floods experienced in certain regions across Australia at that time.

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My School updated with 2022 Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) student attendance data

16 November 2022

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) of 2022.  

Attendance data are reported as all students, Indigenous students and non-Indigenous students. Data is suppressed where student numbers are less than or equal to five students. 

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NAPLAN 2022 National Report and Test Incidents Report released

31 October 2022

Today we have released the 2022 NAPLAN National Report, with results mostly stable at a national level from 2021 to 2022, apart from a decline in Year 5 numeracy and Year 9 spelling.     

This report provides nationally comparable data on the 2022 national and state/territory results for each test domain and year level assessed, and for each year level by gender, Indigenous status and language background other than English.  

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Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

League tabling of schools by media outlets using NAPLAN data can be misleading as it doesn’t take into account the socio-educational advantage of different school communities. See ACARA CEO David de Carvalho’s response to recent media articles ranking schools

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The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

26 April 2022

The Australian Curriculum Version 9.0 was approved by education ministers on 1 April 2022. It sets high expectations for what all students should know and be able to do, and supports improvement in Australia’s educational performance.


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ACARA CEO addresses The Age School Summit

23 March 2022

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the annual The Age Schools Summit to discuss the Australian Curriculum.

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ACARA - 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.

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