We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Australian Schools List website refreshed and updated

06 June 2018

The Australian Schools List website has been refreshed and updated. ACARA maintains this website for online education services that rely on a current and accurate list of schools in Australia.

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NAPLAN Online roll-out proceeds smoothly

01 June 2018

In May this year, over one million students took NAPLAN, and of those, almost 20 per cent of students across six states and territories sat NAPLAN in the new online format. ACARA CEO, Robert Randall, said: “This first year of the move to NAPLAN Online overall went smoothly".

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NAPLAN 2018 begins for over a million students

15 May 2018

The annual NAPLAN assessments have commenced today, with over a million students taking the tests across Australia. For the first time, some students are taking NAPLAN in its new online format – nearly 20 per cent of students across six states and territories.

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Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

30 April 2018

ACARA welcomes the discussion, findings and recommendations of the Gonski report: Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

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Digital Technologies in focus: update

11 December 2017

Over the past six months, ACARA’s Digital Technologies in focus project lead, Julie King, along with other members of the DTiF team, has been travelling around Australia delivering workshops to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

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Response to article in The Conversation

24 November 2017

Read ACARA’s response to an article in The Conversation about standardised tests being ‘culturally biased against rural students’.

ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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