We will improve the learning of all young Australians

2017 ICT literacy report shows stable results

13 December 2018

Today we have published the 2017 ICT literacy report, which shows that national student performance in ICT literacy has remained stable compared to the previous sample assessments held in 2014.


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My School updated with 2018 Term 3 student attendance data

12 December 2018

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Term 3, 2018.

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Data updated on the National Report on Schooling data portal

11 December 2018

ACARA’s interactive resource, the National Report on Schooling data portal, has been updated with new data on schools and schooling.

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New elaborations help teachers incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum

29 October 2018

In response to feedback from community and educators, ACARA has released information to support teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures into teaching the Australian Curriculum: Science.

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UNESCO school reporting initiative

26 October 2018

The UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP–UNESCO) has published six case studies from Asia and the Pacific to inspire and inform open school data policies.

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World Teachers' Day 2018

26 October 2018

Today is World Teachers' Day 2018, an international initiative run by UNESCO. A big thank you to all teachers across Australia who are making an amazing contribution in shaping the education and future of their students!

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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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