We will improve the learning of all young Australians

My School updated with 2017 Term 1 & 2 student attendance data

15 November 2017

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Term 1 and 2 of 2017.

On 13 December 2017, a further update will be undertaken to report the student attendance rate for Term 3.

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ACARA Annual Report 2016–17

31 October 2017

Today, ACARA has published its annual report that documents the agency’s performance and operations for the 2016–17 financial year.

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World Teachers’ Day – 27 October 2017

27 October 2017

World Teachers' Day is an international day to recognise and acknowledge the significant contributions teachers make in educating our young people.

Happy World Teachers’ Day to all the teachers around Australia – we thank you for your service! 

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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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