We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Release of the national report on schooling

24 May 2017

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2014 has been released today. ACARA produces this report on behalf of the COAG Education Council.

A new interactive resource called the National Report on Schooling data portal has been established and has also been released today.

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Digital Technologies specialists to visit disadvantaged schools

24 May 2017

As a part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, ACARA has been funded to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged schools.

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NAPLAN 2017 finishes without the world ending

16 May 2017

NAPLAN is now over for 2017. The world didn’t stop spinning, there were no major incidents, and the vast majority of students, parents and teachers rightly treated NAPLAN for what it is – a series of short tests designed to gain valuable information on how Australia’s students are doing in the fundamentally important areas of literacy and numeracy.

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Update on transition to NAPLAN Online

14 April 2017

Moving NAPLAN online by 2019 has been a goal of all Australian states and territories for several years now. NAPLAN Online will result in better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.

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Student demonstration videos on Mathematics Proficiencies resource

08 February 2017

The Mathematics Proficiencies resource on the Australian Curriculum website has been updated with student demonstration videos to accompany student worksheets. The annotated clips feature students at different year levels demonstrating the understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning proficiency a

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Launch of Curriculum Connections resource

08 February 2017

ACARA has launched a new resource that identifies connections between learning areas of the Australian Curriculum on consumer and financial literacy, food and fibre, food and wellbeing, and outdoor learning.

ACARA collaborated with a number of expert organisations on the resource, which is designed

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ACARA - Assessment

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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