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NAPLAN writing assessment

10 April 2018

The NSW Teachers Federation has released a report from Dr Les Perelman, a retired professor from the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), with his opinions on the NAPLAN writing assessment.

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Australian Curriculum website technical issues

08 April 2018

The Australian Curriculum website is currently experiencing some technical issues. Whilst these are being resolved you can access the site as normal by using your browser's 'private browsing' option (e.g. Incognitio in Google Chrome). Apologies for the inconvenience.

National Report on Schooling: updated data available

03 April 2018

Today, ACARA’s interactive resource, the National Report on Schooling data portal, has been updated with the most recently available data, including key performance measure data and data on schools and schooling.

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Joint statement from parent organisations regarding NAPLAN

19 April 2018

The Australian Parents Council, the Australian Council of State School Organisations and the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association have issued the following statement on behalf of Australian parents regarding NAPLAN.

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Digital Technologies in focus: update

11 December 2017

Over the past six months, ACARA’s Digital Technologies in focus project lead, Julie King, along with other members of the DTiF team, has been travelling around Australia delivering workshops to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

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Response to article in The Conversation

24 November 2017

Read ACARA’s response to an article in The Conversation about standardised tests being ‘culturally biased against rural students’.

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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