We will improve the learning of all young Australians

NAP activities in schools

16 October 2017

Between 16 October and 3 November 2017, students from selected schools across the country are participating in either an ICT literacy sample assessment or a science literacy pilot study.

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Automated marking for NAPLAN Online writing: the facts

12 October 2017

One of the main reasons we are introducing NAPLAN Online is to reduce the timeframe between students taking the test and receiving the results, which can be used to inform teaching and learning programs earlier.

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ACARA office phone outage

11 October 2017

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our phone system at ACARA. Until this is resolved, please contact ACARA via our email address info@acara.edu.au. 

National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions

26 September 2017

As part of the National STEM School Education Strategy, ACARA and the NSW Department of Education are developing National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions for use by teachers in the classroom.

The learning progressions are an important tool to assist teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum for English and Mathematics.

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Statement in relation to AEU correspondence with ministers

07 September 2017

Federal, state and territory education ministers have agreed that NAPLAN will move online over a two–three-year transition period.

The benefits of moving to NAPLAN Online include: better assessment; faster turnaround of results to teachers and parents; more precise measurement of student ability; and a test that is more engaging for students.

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ACARA's new corporate plan published

04 September 2017

On 31 August, ACARA published its 2017–18 corporate plan, which sets the ACARA's purposes and performance measures for the 2017–18 year as well as authority's responsibilities and priorities for the next four years.

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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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