We will improve the learning of all young Australians

ACARA's holiday closure

23 December 2016

ACARA’s offices close at noon on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Monday 9 January 2017.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy festive period.

Curriculum for Auslan, Classical Greek and Latin released

19 December 2016

Language curricula for Auslan, Classical Greek, Latin and the Framework for Classical Languages, which were funded by the Australian Government, have been published following ministerial endorsement. The language curricula are now available on the Australian Curriculum website

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New work samples released

19 December 2016

Work samples have been published for The Arts, Years 7–10 , which includes subjects for Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Media Arts.

These new work samples are now available on the Australian Curriculum work samples interactive website.

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NAPLAN Online public demonstration site

22 November 2016

The NAPLAN Online public demonstration site is now available for students, teachers, parents and the broader community to see how NAPLAN Online will work and what it will look like. Visit the NAP website to explore the different types of items (questions) and experience the NAPLAN online environment.

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UNESCO delegation visits Australia to learn from My School

10 October 2016

A delegation from UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is visiting Australia to learn more about how the My School website, run by ACARA, improves transparency and accountability through public access to school data.

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Release of further work samples to interactive platform

31 August 2016

New work samples for The Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Music, for Foundation – Year 2, Years 3–4 and Years 5–6, Health and PE for Years 7–8 and 9–10 as well as Work Studies Years 9 and 10 are now available on the Australian Curriculum website’s work samples interactive platform.

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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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