ACARA news, April 2019

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, including:

  • updates to the 2018 school key performance measures 
  • counts of schools, students and staff for 2018 and other results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Schools Australia 2018 publication
  • school enrolment and retention rates
  • school finance data.

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.

The 2019 update contains:

  • 2018 NAPLAN results for schools
  • 2018 school profile and population data
  • 2017 school financial information, including capital expenditure and sources of funding.

Read ACARA's media release (DDF 100 kb).


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.  

This report provides further information to the preliminary release: comparisons of performance by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English, parental occupation, parental education, and school location.  

“The report confirms that since 2008, there have been statistically significant gains in several domains and year levels, particularly at the primary school level,” said ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho. 

The 2018 NAPLAN Test Incidents Report (PDF 155 kb) has also been released today. Test incidents can include cheating, security breaches and other ‘general breaches’. 

Of the 68 test incidents substantiated in 2018, one was cheating, 20 were a security breach and 47 were a ‘general breach’. For comparison, there were 69 test incidents in 2017. 

The number of reported test incidents is extremely small and does not affect overall NAPLAN results.