ACARA and state and territory test administration authorities (TAAs) collect personal information from schools and students to enable NAPLAN testing to be undertaken and for the results of tests to be reported at student, school, state/territory and national levels.
ACARA and state and territory TAAs have obligations to protect the personal information of students and school staff and take these obligations very seriously. For the NAPLAN tests, ACARA only collects student data once student names have been removed. Nonetheless, ACARA treats all student-level data as if these were personal information and protects the data it collects in line with the standards in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
ACARA is also responsible for the overall management of item trial studies, NAP sample assessments field trials and main studies, NAP Opt-in assessments and other research studies. See: