We will improve the learning of all young Australians

New resources on the AC website

15 May 2020

ACARA continues to publish new resources on the Australian Curriculum website. Recently, we published work sample portfolios for Arabic and Science, and the first illustration of practice for the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages.

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School league tabling by media: a misuse of NAPLAN data

29 April 2020

ACARA is very disappointed at the publication by a major news organisation today of crude league tables that rank schools using average NAPLAN scores.

The publication of these tables is in contravention to the terms of use of the My School website

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Recognising and remembering: Anzac Day in the Australian Curriculum

25 April 2020

Today we reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of the many Australians who have served in wartime.

Over the past century the events and memories of Gallipoli, and of all battlefields on which Australians have fought and served, have become a defining part of our identity. They have shaped our values and helped us to reflect upon what it means to be Australian.

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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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Helping teachers keep young people safe online

13 December 2019

Today, ACARA has published a resource to help teachers identify existing content in the Australian Curriculum, which supports the teaching and learning of online safety.

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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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