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My School updated for 2019

10 April 2019

Today, the My School website has been updated with the data from the latest round of NAPLAN tests, along with other information, including school profile information.

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NAPLAN 2018 National Report and Test Incidents Report released

08 April 2019

Today we have released the NAPLAN 2018 National Report (PDF 11.4 mb), which confirms the initial findings of the preliminary information we published in August 2018, as well as the 2018 NAPLAN Test Incidents Report (PDF 155 kb)

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NAPLAN Online practice testing in schools

28 March 2019

Schools preparing to undertake NAPLAN online in May 2019 are conducting practice testing from 25 March to 26 April. Practice testing is designed to detect any issues before the real test event in May.

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Updated data now available on the National Report on Schooling data portal

16 April 2019

Today, ACARA’s interactive resource, the National Report on Schooling data portal, has been updated with new data on schools and schooling.

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New work samples available: Languages (German) and HASS

19 March 2019

New work samples for Foundation – Year 10: Languages (German) and Foundation – Year 4: HASS are now available on the Australian Curriculum website.

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Research shows parents value NAPLAN, support the move to online

08 February 2019

Research undertaken by Colmar Brunton on behalf of ACARA shows that the majority of parents believe NAPLAN is valuable, particularly for the national snapshot it provides on their child’s progress in literacy and numeracy. Parents are also, on the whole, supportive of the move to NAPLAN Online.

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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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