ACARA statement: NAPLAN 2018 results
In response to media reports today, ACARA CEO Robert Randall has issued the following statement:
“Parents, schools and educators should be assured that the 2018 NAPLAN results are on track to be released soon. ACARA is prepared to release the results and expects this will be within the coming days. Contrary to media reports the 2018 results are not delayed. In previous years results have been released in mid August.
As in previous years, the normal process of working with education authorities in states and territories to review the data prior to release has been followed. As this is the first year of online assessment extra attention has been given to reviewing the data and ensuring it is comparable with previous years and between online and paper test modes. ACARA’s data analysts and measurement advisory experts have advised the data is valid and comparable.
ACARA understands how important NAPLAN data is for the schools and families that use the results to ensure their students and children are supported in their learning.
ACARA is committed to ensuring NAPLAN is a tool that helps to help improve the learning of all young Australians.” —