We will improve the learning of all young Australians

NAPLAN reporting review

22 July 2019

The Council of Australian Governments Education Council (comprising all education ministers in Australia) has released the NAPLAN Reporting Review (PDF 2.2 mb), prepared by Professor William Louden.

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Helping teachers prepare young people for the future

03 July 2019

Today we have released nine illustrations of practice that support teachers and school leaders in delivering career education in schools.  

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National Learning Progressions and Online Formative Assessment initiative

20 June 2019

ACARA, the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Education Services Australia (ESA) have been tasked by Education Ministers to undertake a discovery phase for the National Learning Progressions and Online Formative Assessment Initiative, a national priority initiative for education.

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Read a new edition of Parent Update

26 April 2019

Read the April issue of Parent Update, ACARA's e-newsletter that brings national education news about NAPLAN, My School and the Australian Curriculum to parents.

Updated data now available on the National Report on Schooling data portal

16 April 2019

Today, 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 work samples available: Languages (German) and HASS

19 March 2019

New work samples for Foundation – Year 10: Languages (German) and Foundation – Year 4: HASS are now available on the Australian Curriculum website.

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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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