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National Report on Schooling in Australia (ANR) – December 2023 Release

15 December 2023

Five sections of the National Report on Schooling in Australia have been updated with the latest information. 

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Latest information on the nation's schools now live on My School website

15 December 2023

Parents, carers and wider school communities can now access the latest information on the My School website, which been updated for 2023 with new profile information on schools and the latest school-level NAPLAN data.

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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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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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