We will improve the learning of all young Australians

ACARA website: new look

24 June 2016

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you like the updated look and feel. Our new platform gives the site new functionality, better accessibility and an easier search function.

NAPLAN online: extended test window

26 May 2016

The test window for NAPLAN online in 2017 will be nine days (though schools may choose to complete testing sooner if sufficient devices are available).

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Public consultation open: draft Auslan, the Framework ...

19 May 2016

Draft language curricula for Auslan, the Framework for Classical Languages, Classical Greek and Latin, funded by the Australian Government, have been released for public consultation.

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Refreshed ACARA website coming soon

23 June 2016

Soon we will be transferring the ACARA website to a new platform, with an updated look and feel to the website.

All current content will be migrated over to the new website, so you shouldn’t notice any difference other than an improved look and feel.

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Publication of NAPLAN test papers for 2008–2011

02 June 2016

As a part of our response to Freedom of Information requests received by ACARA, we have published past NAPLAN papers up to 2011 in the 'Freedom of Information' section of the ACARA website.

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NAPLAN 2016: embargo period 10–12 May

04 May 2016

NAPLAN is held from 10 to 12 May.

NAPLAN is a vital tool for parents, educators and the public to see if Australia’s children are meeting essential literacy and numeracy standards.

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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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