ACARA news, November 2019

A new edition of Parent Update

29 November 2019
Read the latest issue of Parent Update, ACARA's e-newsletter that brings national education news about NAPLAN, My School and the Australian Curriculum to parents. 

Using Indigenous contexts to teach the Australian Curriculum: Science

28 November 2019

Primary and secondary teachers now have comprehensive teacher background information to help them integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures into the Australian Curriculum: Science.  

Read ACARA's media release (PDF 183 kb)

My School updated with 2019 Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) student attendance data

13 November 2019

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) of 2019. 

Attendance data are reported as all students, Indigenous students and non-Indigenous students. Data are suppressed where student numbers are less than, or equal to, five students. On 11 December 2019, a further update will be undertaken to report the student attendance rate for Term 3. 

Attendance data reporting is a COAG (Council of Australian Governments) initiative to help improve learning outcomes for all students by monitoring attendance. Data are reported twice a year, for Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2), and then for and Term 3. 

Also updated on the My School website today are 2018 data for senior secondary outcomes, and vocational education and training in schools.