Organisation

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Acronym
ACARA
Owning Institution
Description

ACARA was established under Section 5 of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act (Cth) on 8 December 2008. ACARA’s functions include development of national curriculum, administration of national assessments and associated reporting on schooling in Australia. ACARA’s strategic directions are set by its Charter and any other written instructions from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council.

Items authored

Report

4 May 2016

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2013 is the twenty-fifth annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.

The report highlights progress in 2013 towards...

Report

2 Dec 2015

Provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.

Summary The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia...

Report

17 Nov 2015

Assesses student ICT knowledge, understanding and skills, as well as students’ ability to use ICT creatively, critically and responsibly.

Introduction This report is based on the fourth cycle of national assessments in information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, which was conducted in October...

Website

20 Oct 2015

The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all Australian students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. For F-10, it means that students now have access to the same content, and their achievements can be judged against consistent national standards....

Report

9 Dec 2014

Provides parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.

Introduction

About ACARA The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority focused on improving the learning of...

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Items published

Report

13 Dec 2016

Introduction

About ACARA

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority focused on improving the learning of all young Australians through a national curriculum, the national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program....

Report

4 May 2016

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2013 is the twenty-fifth annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.

The report highlights progress in 2013 towards...

Report

2 Dec 2015

Provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.

Summary The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia...

Report

17 Nov 2015

Assesses student ICT knowledge, understanding and skills, as well as students’ ability to use ICT creatively, critically and responsibly.

Introduction This report is based on the fourth cycle of national assessments in information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, which was conducted in October...

Website

20 Oct 2015

The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all Australian students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. For F-10, it means that students now have access to the same content, and their achievements can be judged against consistent national standards....

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