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December 2022

Please take our NAPLAN survey

Did you know that NAPLAN is moving from May to March from 2023 onwards?

This means results will be available to parents, carers, schools and teachers earlier in the year.

We have launched a survey asking parents and carers, teachers and principals to tell us how you use NAPLAN results and your thoughts about receiving results earlier in the year.

Please take our survey now.

Updates to the My School website and the National Report on Schooling data portal

We have recently released the 2022 student attendance data at a national and jurisdictional level on the interactive National Report on Schooling data portal.

We have also released updated data on participation in full-time education, training and employment of young people aged 15 to 24 as well as key performance measures for:

- school attendance
- participation and attainment in education and work
- participation in VET in schools
- NAPLAN achievement.

Last month, we updated the My School website with school student attendance rates for Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) of 2022 and the 2022 data for Senior Secondary Outcomes and VET in schools.

Read more about the National Report on Schooling in Australia data portal update and the My School update.

New Digital Technologies video: Algorithms

In this video, Kim Vernon our Curriculum Specialist, Technologies and the curriculum writers discuss the changes to the algorithm content descriptions in the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 Digital Technologies subject.

The underlying content is largely the same, but our revisions have changed the wording to give teachers more clarity and detail about what they need to teach.

We’re more explicit in our explanations, we’re using terminology that teachers are familiar with and expecting to use, and we have removed the duplications within subjects and learning areas.

Watch the video.

New Digital Technologies video:Algorithms and Maths in Digital Technologies

Teachers are teaching algorithms every day within the curriculum, such as spelling, phonics and Mathematics.

In this video, Kim Vernon our Curriculum Specialist, Technologies and the curriculum writers explain how highlighting related content and synergies between learning areas is an important feature of the new Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 website.

By explicitly talking about algorithms in both Mathematics and Digital Technologies, the new curriculum is more tightly integrating them, which leads to a deeper understanding of both learning areas.

Watch the video.

Season's Greetings

ACARA’s offices will close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 23 December 2022 and reopen at 9am AEDT on Monday 9 January.

We wish you a safe and happy festive season.