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National Report on Schooling in Australia 2019 released

16 June 2021

The National Report on Schooling in Australia for 2019 has been released today along with new data views, showing for the first time, longer-term trends and new presentations of data.

The report includes a summary of nationally agreed policy initiatives and a report on national key performance measures. 

For the first time, longer-term trends in progress against key performance measures are included in the report. The National Report on Schooling data portal has been updated with new presentations of data on schools and schooling to reflect the availability of this trend data.

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NAPLAN starts on Tuesday 11 May

10 May 2021

The annual NAPLAN assessment begins tomorrow, with over a million students set to take the test across Australia.

The data from this year’s NAPLAN assessment is going to be particularly important as it is the first test to take place in two years – NAPLAN was not conducted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Freedom of speech and assembly remain in the draft Australian Curriculum

03 May 2021

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho

On Monday 3 May, The Daily Telegraph published a story in which it claimed that “the proposed curriculum would replace teaching about the rights to free speech, assembly and religious belief with language encouraging activism and 'direct action'."  

This statement is not true. 

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ACARA CEO addresses SMH School Summit

01 March 2021

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the third annual Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit to discuss the upcoming Australian Curriculum Review.

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Redfern Speech anniversary

21 December 2020

In December we reflected on the landmark Redfern Speech made in 1992 by former Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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ACARA CEO meets with teachers

21 December 2020

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently caught up with board members of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) to give them an update on the progress of the review of the Australian Curriculum.

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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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