Blog of the Day
posted by Robert Randall, Sep 23, 2014
This year’s NAPLAN results showed a slight downward trend in persuasive writing. Robert Randall, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), puts these results into perspective and looks to the future of NAPLAN.
Children are every nation’s future. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, (ACARA) is committed to working towards a better educational future, one where all young Australians have access to a world-class school curriculum, and world-class assessment and reporting systems. Education is an empowering force in a child’s life and has the power to change the course of a child’s life.
As a national education authority, ACARA has a vital role to play in shifting the conversations about education from local and state-based to a national level. The task of deciding what is essential content to be learned and assessed as our children progress through schooling is a challenging one. It’s ACARA’s role to set the national expectations and clarity around this for Australian schools.
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