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March 2023

NAPLAN starts on 15 March - less than 2 weeks to go

With the NAPLAN test beginning in less than 2 weeks, planning is well underway in schools across the country. We encourage students, parents, carers and teachers to explore our public demonstration site where you can familiarise yourself with question types, onscreen tools, timers and interactive navigation. For more information on NAPLAN, please visit

Demo site

My School
 updated for 2023

The My School website has been updated for 2023 with new profile information on schools and the latest school-level NAPLAN data. As well as providing an overview of the approach and focus of each individual school, My School gives parents and carers information on student and teacher numbers, attendance rates, income and expenditure, and NAPLAN results. It also provides principals and teachers with important insights into school performance. Read our media release and visit the My School website.

My School

New reporting standards for NAPLAN

Last month, education ministers agreed to change the way NAPLAN results are reported to parents and carers. From this year, parents and carers will get earlier, simpler and clearer information about their child’s NAPLAN achievement based on new, more rigorous national standards. Read our media release and FAQs about the new NAPLAN proficiency standards.

NAPLAN reporting standards

Release of the National Report on Schooling in Australia 2021

We recently released the National Report on Schooling in Australia 2021, showing progress by Australia’s school education sector against nationally agreed policy initiatives. The report shows that while the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted some key performance measures for schooling in 2021, the education sector responded well and the longer-term trends for education, training and work are positive. Find out more

National report

Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 Languages Review

We want to hear your views about the proposed revisions to the next 4 Australian Curriculum: Languages (Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and Vietnamese). The public consultation period closes on 12 April 2023 so there’s still plenty of time to have your say through our online survey. Let us know what you think about the proposed changes on our consultation page.

AC languages consultation