We will improve the learning of all young Australians


20 March 2020

Education ministers met this morning to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation and the implications for schools and have today decided that NAPLAN testing will not proceed for 2020. The communique can be found here.

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Use of NAPLAN data from the My School website by News Corp

20 March 2020

ACARA is aware of news items published recently by NewsCorp that use school-level NAPLAN data which appears to be sourced from the My School website.

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18 March 2020

ACARA is working closely with all governments (including state/territory education departments) in monitoring the evolving situation with respect to the coronavirus, and in giving consideration to any potential impacts on NAPLAN.

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Australian Curriculum

20 January 2020

The Monitoring the Effectiveness of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum 2019 report (PDF 2.2.mb) is now available.

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Helping teachers keep young people safe online

13 December 2019

Today, ACARA has published a resource to help teachers identify existing content in the Australian Curriculum, which supports the teaching and learning of online safety.

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Annual report 2018–19

16 October 2019

ACARA’s annual report for the reporting period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 is now available (PDF 6 mb).

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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