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ACARA Annual Report 2019–20

12 October 2020

ACARA has published its annual report that documents ACARA’s performance and operations for the 2019–20 financial year.

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A new edition of Parent Update

12 October 2020

Read the latest issue of Parent Update, ACARA's e-newsletter that brings national education news about NAPLAN, My School and the Australian Curriculum to parents. 

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Want to know what teachers think about what they are teaching?

01 October 2020

The review of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum is now well underway. ACARA’s CEO, David de Carvalho, has been visiting 24 primary schools across Australia, one from each sector in each jurisdiction, to hear from teachers about their experience. 

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Parents learn more about NAP, NAPLAN and My School

25 September 2020

A silver lining of the COVID crisis is that the periods of remote learning have strengthened connections between parents and schools, and a rising number of parents are looking for more ways to be involved in school life.

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Top five qualities of a great teacher

08 May 2020

In this vlog, David DeCarvalho, ACARA CEO, reflects on five of the most significant qualities he believes make a great teacher. David also reveals how his maths teacher and his passion for mathematics inspired this vlog series, ‘Fanning the flames of wonder’.

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Monitoring the effectiveness of the Australian Curriculum

20 January 2020

The Monitoring the Effectiveness of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum 2019 report (PDF 2.2.mb) is now available.

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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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