We will improve the learning of all young Australians

New teacher background information for Science elaborations

05 June 2019

Teacher background information for Years 5 and 6 is now available to support teachers in incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures into teaching the Australian Curriculum: Science.

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New Reconciliation Action Plan

03 June 2019

We were pleased to launch our second Reconciliation Action Plan during Reconciliation Week last Friday. 

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NAPLAN re-sits - update

28 May 2019

NAPLAN online resits were undertaken across Australia today, with approximately 10,000 online tests submitted by 2pm AEST. Considerable effort was made by schools, students, test administration authorities (TAAs) and national agencies to organise these resits in a short period of time. There were no connectivity issues reported.

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Read a new edition of Parent Update

26 April 2019

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

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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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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