We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Acting Chief Executive Officer confirmed for ACARA

08 November 2023

Mr Stephen Gniel will join ACARA as its acting Chief Executive Officer from Monday 20 November 2023, following the recent resignation of Mr David de Carvalho.

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Latest data reveals digital skills amongst young Australians

18 October 2023

The first national NAP–ICT Literacy results since the COVID-19 pandemic have been released today by the Australia Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

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Share your insights on the improvements to NAPLAN this year

09 October 2023

ACARA is keen to hear from principals, assistant principals, teachers, parents and carers about their NAPLAN experience this year.

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ACARA submission: Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system

27 July 2023

Read ACARA’s submission which focusses on how the new v9 Australian Curriculum can be used to teach students about the key mathematical, scientific and technological concepts that underpin the development and use of artificial intelligence, and to provide opportunities for discussing its ethical use.

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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 - 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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