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ACARA statement on the OECD PISA 2022 – Creative Minds, Creative Schools report

19 June 2024

ACARA's Acting CEO Stephen Gniel has welcomed the findings of the OECD’s latest PISA 2022 report 'Creative Minds, Creative Schools'

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New report shows that overall science scores for Australian students remain steady

29 May 2024

The latest National Assessment Program report released today by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) shows that results in science literacy for students across Australia have overall remained steady. However, it also highlights that some disparities persist depending on a student’s background.

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Completion of the Australian Curriculum: Languages Review

08 May 2024

The review of the Australian Curriculum: Languages has now been completed. With the review process finished, the full Australian Curriculum is now available on the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 website.

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ACARA submission: Inquiry into civics education, engagement, and participation in Australia

04 June 2024

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters adopted an inquiry into civics education, engagement, and participation in Australia on 27 March 2024, following a referral from the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Don Farrell.

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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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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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