We will improve the learning of all young Australians

ACARA’s response to report released by the Mitchell Institute

27 March 2017

A report released by the Mitchell Institute claims that school leavers lack the skills they need to enter the workforce as confident, competent adults. Around the world, educators and governments are placing an increasing emphasis on 21st century competencies as part of curriculum design.

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NAP – Science Literacy report released

15 March 2017

Today ACARA has released its fifth National Assessment Program (NAP) – Science Literacy report. The report shows Australian Year 6 students’ science literacy levels have remained static.

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My School updated for 2017

08 March 2017

Today, the My School website has been updated, providing up-to-date, readily accessible information about all of Australia’s schools.

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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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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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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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