We will improve the learning of all young Australians

New ACARA CEO appointed

08 February 2019

The ACARA Board has appointed Mr David de Carvalho as the new Chief Executive Officer of ACARA. 

Mr de Carvalho brings to ACARA a wealth of leadership experience from the education sector, and from the public sector at both the Commonwealth and state government level.

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ACARA welcomes new General Manager, Assessment and Reporting

30 January 2019

ACARA welcomes the appointment of Peter Titmanis as our new General Manager, Assessment and Reporting. 

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2017 ICT literacy report shows stable results

13 December 2018

Today we have published the 2017 ICT literacy report, which shows that national student performance in ICT literacy has remained stable compared to the previous sample assessments held in 2014.


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Research shows parents value NAPLAN, support the move to online

08 February 2019

Research undertaken by Colmar Brunton on behalf of ACARA shows that the majority of parents believe NAPLAN is valuable, particularly for the national snapshot it provides on their child’s progress in literacy and numeracy. Parents are also, on the whole, supportive of the move to NAPLAN Online.

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The New Zealand Curriculum comparison study released

06 February 2019

Today we have published a study comparing the Australian Curriculum with The New Zealand Curriculum.

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Parent Update: January issue

25 January 2019

Read the January issue of Parent Update, ACARA's monthly e-newsletter that brings national education news about NAPLAN, My School and the Australian Curriculum to parents.

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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