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Successful NAPLAN testing concludes for 2024

26 March 2024

It’s a wrap for NAPLAN 2024. A record 4.48 million online tests were successfully completed by more than 1.2 million students in 9,411 campuses and schools across Australia. 

This is the second year NAPLAN has taken place in March and the third year of full online testing.

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New resource for teachers to support Australian students in understanding artificial intelligence

25 March 2024

A new online resource for teachers to help students develop their understanding of how artificial intelligence (AI) works, the elements that comprise it, and its responsible and ethical use has been developed by ACARA, working with academic and teaching experts in the AI field.

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Schools and students set to benefit from earlier NAPLAN results

12 March 2024

Schools across the country are set to receive individual student and school National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results for reading, numeracy, spelling, and grammar and punctuation earlier in the school year than ever before.

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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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