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NAPLAN 2018 begins for over a million students

15 May 2018

The annual NAPLAN assessments have commenced today, with over a million students taking the tests across Australia. For the first time, some students are taking NAPLAN in its new online format – nearly 20 per cent of students across six states and territories.

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NAPLAN 2018: Open letter to teachers

11 May 2018

Read an open letter from ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, to teachers in the lead-up to NAPLAN 2018 (PDF 134 kb).

ACARA CEO: NAPLAN is the faster, better and smarter future for our kids

10 May 2018

Read an article by Mr Rob Randall, ACARA CEO (PDF 67 kb), published today in The Advertiser and The Daily Telegraph

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Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

30 April 2018

ACARA welcomes the discussion, findings and recommendations of the Gonski report: Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

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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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