The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting.
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.
Reporting: We are responsible for collecting and publishing information on My School about the performance and resources of just over 10,000 schools and campuses around the country. We publish a range of reports, including the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) national report.
NAPLAN 2016: 10–12 May
NAPLAN will be held from 10 to 12 May. NAPLAN is a vital tool for parents, educators and the public to see if Australia’s children are meeting essential literacy and numeracy standards.
An open letter to parents: NAPLAN 2016
26 April 2016
Read an open letter to parents: NAPLAN 2016 (PDF 85 kb) from ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, regarding the upcoming NAPLAN tests, to be held on 10–12 May 2016.
An open letter to teachers: NAPLAN 2016
20 April 2016
Read an open letter to teachers: NAPLAN 2016 (PDF 111 kb) from ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, regarding the upcoming NAPLAN tests, to be held on 10–12 May 2016.
NAPLAN 2016 is next month
12 April 2016
The annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests will be held from 10 to 12 May 2016.
National Report on Schooling in Australia 2013
4 May 2016
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2013 (parts 1–6 and 8–10) has been released.
The report describes the national policy and reporting context for school education in Australia; outlines nationally agreed policy initiatives and reports against the nationally agreed key performance measures for schooling including enrolment, attendance, student achievement in NAPLAN and educational attainment.
Anzac Day 2016: Lest we forget
22 April 2016
On Monday 25 April we reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of the many Australians who have served in wartime.
At various points in the Australian Curriculum, students learn about our country’s experiences in wartime and the causes and impacts of war on the battlefield and on the home front.
Lest we forget.
Tender opportunity: technology, finance and payroll
7 April 2016
ACARA is seeking responses from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for a request for tender (RFT) in relation to outsourcing of ACARA's technology infrastructure, finance and payroll.
For more information, visit the 'Tenders' page of this website.