Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

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Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Agency overview
FormedDecember 2008
JurisdictionAustralia
HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Employees93 (2018)
Annual budget$34 million (2018)
Agency executive
  • Robert Randall, Chief Executive Officer
Parent departmentDepartment of Education and Training
Websitehttp://www.acara.edu.au

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent statutory authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program, and a national data collection and reporting program that supports learning for Australian students.[1]

ACARA's work is carried out in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including teachers, principals, governments, State and Territory education authorities, professional education associations, community groups and the general public. It was established in 2008 by an Act of the Australian Federal Parliament.[2] The authority is also responsible for the My School website and NAPLAN testing.[3]

Progress of the development of each learning area is published and updated regularly on the official site.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING AUTHORITY ACT 2008 - SECT 6 Functions". www.austlii.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  2. ^ "Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008 Act No. 136 of 2008 as amended". 27 December 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "NAP - About". www.nap.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  4. ^ ACARA Australian Curriculum Archived June 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

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