We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Activities in schools for NAP

14 August 2017

The National Assessment Program (NAP), which includes NAPLAN, is run at the direction of the Education Council and is an important measure through which governments, education authorities and schools can determine if young Australians are meeting important education outcomes.

There are currently two NAP activities underway in schools. 

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2017 NAPLAN summary information released

02 August 2017

Today ACARA has released the preliminary summary results of the 2017 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.

“The NAPLAN data show that over the last 10 years, since NAPLAN was introduced in 2008, there has been some improvement across all year levels in most domains,” ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, said.

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Schools test readiness for NAPLAN Online

28 July 2017

In August and September, schools around the country will have an opportunity to assess their readiness to move to NAPLAN Online in 2018. The school readiness test aims to ensure each school is prepared to undertake NAPLAN Online and has sufficient bandwidth and wireless connectivity. The test will give state and territory education authorities valuable feedback about the extent of school readiness to undertake NAPLAN Online from 2018.

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Digital Technologies in Focus: update

21 August 2017

ACARA’s Digital Technologies in Focus project, which provides support and expertise to primary and secondary school teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, is well underway.

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Making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures a curriculum priority

31 July 2017

Programming humanoid robots and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures are rarely combined into one lesson in the classroom.

But at Maitland Lutheran School in South Australia, students have been learning the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies by teaching a humanoid robot how to speak the sleeping language of their local Aboriginal community. 

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Charles Fadel’s presentation 'The New Success'

29 June 2017

Charles Fadel is the Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, Visiting Practitioner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and chairs the Education Committee advising the OECD.  

His recent presentation 'The New Success' is now available online in both its full (Charles Fadel complete lecture) and abbreviated form (17 minutes) - Charles Fadel highlights

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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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