ACARA news, August 2019

Updated data now available on the National Report on Schooling data portal

30 August 2019

ACARA’s interactive resource, the National Report on Schooling data portal, has been updated with new data from the 2018 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on school students with disability.

See the National Report on Schooling data portal on the 'Reporting' section of the ACARA website

Read a new edition of Parent Update

30 August 2019

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

NAPLAN 2019 summary information released

28 August 2019
Today we have released the NAPLAN 2019 summary information, providing the preliminary results at the national, and state and territory level for each school year (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and for all domains tested in NAPLAN. 

See the results on the NAP website.
Read our media release (PDF 154 kb).

NAPLAN Online transition timeline extension

13 August 2019

On 28 June, the Education Council received an update on the progress of NAPLAN Online. This year, around 50 per cent of schools across the country undertook NAPLAN Online. While the majority of the students taking the tests online did not experience disruption and were able to complete the tests successfully, there were significant connectivity disruptions across jurisdictions with a substantial number of students affected.

The Education Council agreed to extend the current transition timeline by one year, with all schools to undertake NAPLAN Online by 2021.

Ministers also reaffirmed a key aim of moving NAPLAN online is a simpler and more efficient experience for schools and students.   

Reporting of NAPLAN 2019 results

05 August 2019

The Education Council (comprising all Australia’s education ministers) met on Friday 2 August to consider reporting of NAPLAN 2019 results.

The Education Council endorsed reporting individual student results with a caveat about the need to interpret NAPLAN results with care.

See the Council's communique.