ACARA news, October 2022

NAPLAN 2022 National Report and Test Incidents Report released

31 October 2022

Today we have released the 2022 NAPLAN National Report, with results mostly stable at a national level from 2021 to 2022, apart from a decline in Year 5 numeracy and Year 9 spelling.    

This report provides nationally comparable data on the 2022 national and state/territory results for each test domain and year level assessed, and for each year level by gender, Indigenous status and language background other than English.  

“Overall, for a second year in a row, the national level results have defied predictions of drastic falls in performance related to COVID,” ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, said.   

When looking at average scores, most long-term trends since 2008 either show steady progress, particularly in primary years, or are stable. The exception is Year 9 spelling, where increases in the early years of NAPLAN are reversing.  

The 2022 NAPLAN Test Incidents Report has also been released today. Test incidents can include cheating, security breaches and other “general breaches”. 

Of the 48 test incidents substantiated in 2022, one was cheating, 8 were security breaches and 39 were “general breaches”. For comparison, there were 65 test incidents in 2021. 

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

ACARA Annual Report 2021–22

24 October 2022
ACARA has published its annual report that documents ACARA’s performance and operations for the 2021–22 financial year. 
Visit the 'ACARA reports and publications' page of this website to view the annual report.