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May 2024

Earlier NAPLAN results to benefit schools

For the first time in the history of NAPLAN assessments, Australian schools started receiving their preliminary NAPLAN results at the beginning of term 2. Getting the results to schools sooner is a key benefit of having moved the assessment from May to March last year, as well as delivering the tests fully online.  
Teachers will now have more time to consider the results in the preliminary School and Student Summary Reports (SSSRs), alongside their own assessments, to inform their teaching and learning programs and work with individual students who require additional support.
Schools will receive their full results, including writing, from June 2024. Parents and carers will receive their child’s Individual Student Report from the start of Term 3. ACARA is then expecting to publish the National Results in mid-August 2024. 

Read our guide to interpreting School and Student Summary Reports (SSSR).

For more information please read our media release.

New data released on schools and schooling in Australia

New data on schools and schooling in Australia has been released by ACARA as part of the National Report on Schooling in Australia 2023.

The 2 new chapters published cover information on schools and schooling, student enrolment and retention
The National Report on Schooling in Australia is being progressively released, providing more timely commentary on progress against nationally agreed policy initiatives by Australia’s school education sector as the data becomes available. 

Find out more about the key highlights.
Explore the National Report on Schooling data portal.

Explore our new Professional Learning Hub course

We have released our new Professional Learning Hub course - ‘Australian Curriculum Version 9.0: Developing a deeper understanding’.

This course is designed to support teachers across the 8 Learning areas and explores connections between strands and sub-strands. Making connections helps teachers to develop flexible programs which give students meaningful learning experiences that meet their needs and abilities.

Find out more about the new course.

Visit our Professional Learning Hub.

Completion of the Australian Curriculum Languages Review

The review of the Australian Curriculum: Languages has now been completed. 

The final group of languages and language frameworks (Arabic, Auslan, Chinese for Background and First-language learners, Classical Greek, Classical Languages Framework, Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, Hindi, Latin, Turkish and Vietnamese) are now available on the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 website.

This marks the final part of the full Review of the F-10 Australian Curriculum, which began in 2020. ACARA would like to thank everyone who provided their input into the review process.
Find out more.