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NAPLAN moves to March

27 February 2023

Planning for NAPLAN is well underway at schools across the country with this year’s test event scheduled to begin on Wednesday 15 March.

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My School updated for 2023

22 February 2023

The My School website has been updated for 2023 with new profile information on schools and the latest school-level NAPLAN data  

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Release of the National Report on Schooling in Australia 2021

20 February 2023

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2021 is now available, showing progress by Australia’s school education sector against nationally agreed policy initiatives.  

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Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

League tabling of schools by media outlets using NAPLAN data can be misleading as it doesn’t take into account the socio-educational advantage of different school communities. See ACARA CEO David de Carvalho’s response to recent media articles ranking schools

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The Australian Curriculum is moving from Version 8.4 to Version 9.0

26 April 2022

The Australian Curriculum Version 9.0 was approved by education ministers on 1 April 2022. It sets high expectations for what all students should know and be able to do, and supports improvement in Australia’s educational performance.


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ACARA CEO addresses The Age School Summit

23 March 2022

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the annual The Age Schools Summit to discuss the Australian Curriculum.

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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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