ACARA news, March 2022

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.

“The issue of what we teach to the younger generation is always going to be value laden. That’s because a national curriculum is an expression of the community's aspirations for its children. It's a self-expression of the community's values,” he told the audience.

“But we also need to recognise that we live in an increasingly diverse culture. Whether that degree of diversity and difference in world views becomes a problem for us depends on us, and on how we educate our children.”

Read Mr de Carvalho's full speech

NAP improvements

16 March 2022

Improvements to the National Assessment Program agreed to by ministers will enhance NAPLAN as a measure that allows teachers, schools, governments and parents to support students, and ensure they are gaining important literacy and numeracy skills.

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My School updated for 2022

16 March 2022

The My School website has been updated for 2022 with new data, including the first NAPLAN results and attendance data in 2 years. 

  • 2021 NAPLAN results for schools 

  • 2021 school profile and population data 

  • 2021 school attendance data 

  • 2020 school financial information, including capital expenditure and funding sources 

  • 2020 post-school destinations data. 


“My School is an excellent resource to help parents, schools and governments understand the performance of schools,” said ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho. 

Over the last 3 years, My School has had an average of 2.3 million visitors. In 2020, My School was relaunched with an improved presentation of data and a stronger focus on student progress, resulting in enhanced quality and usefulness of the information.  

Read the media release