The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting.

ACARA is responsible for:

  • national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas
  • national assessment program aligned to the national curriculum that measures students’ progress
  • national data collection and reporting program that supports
    • analysis, evaluation, research and resource allocation; and
    • accountability and reporting on schools and broader national achievement