We will improve the learning of all young Australians

No review of the Australian Curriculum

17 September 2018

Contrary to media speculation over the weekend, there is no review of the Australian Curriculum underway, and there is no ‘shift’ away from what has been agreed for Australia’s students to learn in school.

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NAPLAN 2018 summary release

28 August 2018

Today we have released the NAPLAN 2018 summary information, providing the preliminary results at the national, and state and territory level for each school year (3, 5, 7 and 9) and for all domains tested in NAPLAN.

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Assessment activities in schools

17 August 2018

There are a number of assessment activities occurring in schools around Australia. These include:

  • PISA
  • school readiness testing
  • NAP sample (science literacy)
  • platform readiness testing.

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ACARA's new corporate plan published

31 August 2018

We have published our 2018–19 corporate plan, which sets the ACARA's purposes and performance measures for the 2018–19 year, as well as authority's responsibilities and priorities for the next four years.

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ACARA Board: new Chair

30 August 2018

ACARA’s CEO, Robert Randall, has welcomed the announcement of Ms Belinda Robinson as the new Chair of the ACARA Board.

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Australian Curriculum: Mathematics recognised as global leader

25 July 2018

ACARA is working with the globally renowned Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) to develop an exemplar world-class mathematics curriculum that any country could use to inform their own curriculum design.

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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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