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Transition to NAPLAN online delayed

Following a meeting of Australia’s education ministers, the national online rollout of NAPLAN has been postponed until 2021, after connectivity issues and computer glitches impacted numerous students who took the test online earlier this year.

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The future is bright

After overseeing the introduction of various national education reforms at the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) over the past 10 years, Robert Randall’s time as CEO comes to a close. As he bids farewell, he reflects on how far the organisation has come, and the impact it has had on teachers and students. Read more

NAPLAN, PISA results

NAPLAN 2018 National Report released

The 2018 NAPLAN National Report, published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has revealed significant cumulative gains in various domains since the testing was introduced in 2008.

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ACARA appoints new CEO

The Board of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has announced that David de Carvalho has commenced his role as the organisation’s new CEO.

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Digital literacy for schools

ICT literacy results remain stable

Student performance nationally in information and communication technology literacy (ICT literacy) has remained stable compared to previous sample assessments in 2014, according to a report released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

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Online NAPLAN results in the spotlight

As NAPLAN continues its transition from paper-based to computer-based testing, the assessment program has made headlines once again amid concerns that the data may be too difficult to be meaningfully compared.

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