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August 2022

NAPLAN 2022 summary results

Families and schools will soon receive their NAPLAN reports as usual. The NAPLAN 2022 results detailing the long-term national and jurisdictional trends will be released towards the end of the year as usual. The preliminary results release, which details state and territory NAPLAN trends and is usually published at this time of year, will be delayed until a full and rigorous analysis of the impact of lower-than-usual student participation rates due to the COVID pandemic, floods and flu is conducted.
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Update on the Australian Curriculum Languages review

The public consultation period for the proposed revisions to 5 of the Australian Curriculum: Languages has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who completed our online survey. All of the feedback will be considered in finalising the revisions, which will be provided to education ministers for their consideration and endorsement. Stay tuned for further updates about this review in a future edition of the ACARA Update.

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Take the web tours of our new Australian Curriculum website

Want to know more about the features of our new Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 website?  You can take a quick tour to learn about the key features of the website by watching our summary video. Watch the summary video.   Our detailed video highlights the features available to help you view, explore and plan with the new Australian Curriculum. You can learn how to explore the connections between the 3 dimensions of the curriculum, how to personalise and share curriculum views and how to lesson plan. Watch the detailed video.

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New videos: Digital Technologies learning area

We have just released our series of new explanatory videos for the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0. In the first video, our Curriculum Specialist, Technologies Kim Vernon and the curriculum writers take you through the key changes to the curriculum. Stay tuned for further updates about the videos in this series. Watch the video

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Help us improve the Reporting section of the ACARA website

ACARA would like to know what you think of the Reporting section of its website. Your responses will be used to improve the website’s usability. Please take our short survey.

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ACARA in the News

ACARA CEO David de Carvalho was interviewed by Geraldine Doogue on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Breakfast about the new Australian Curriculum. Listen to the full interview Our Executive Director, Curriculum, Sharon Foster, was interviewed by the Education Review podcast about what’s changed in the new Australian Curriculum. Listen to the full interview Our Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, Kim Vernon was interviewed by the Education Review podcast about the new Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum. Listen to the full interview ACARA’s comprehensive NAPLAN dataset is a valuable resource used by researchers to discover crucial insights. This article from The Conversation by Macquarie University researchers explains how they used NAPLAN data to assess the impact of injury or illness on children’s learning and recommend ways to support them to ensure they are not left behind academically. Read more

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New opportunities and resources from AERO

To present high-quality evidence that is relevant and accessible, the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) is forming a panel of educators, teachers and leaders (PETL). Teacher and educator voices are central to the work AERO does with education sectors across Australia. You will be working with AERO to prioritise and shape education research and teacher and educator resources. Find out more and register your interest. AERO has also just released a variety of new resources, including:

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