This portal houses a range of resources that can be used to support teachers as they implement the Australian Curriculum. The resources have been developed by ACARA after intensive work with a range of schools and teachers. The resources consist of illustrations of practice, work samples and links to reports and relevant research.
The Mathematics proficiency strands describe the actions in which students can engage when learning and using the content of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. This project was designed to capture illustrations of good practice. The resource can be used for professional learning as teachers implement the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
Work samples are only annotated to indicate how proficiencies are evident in tasks.
The STEM Connections project investigates a cross-disciplinary approach to the teaching of STEM disciplines. Illustrations of practice demonstrate strategies used by five project schools to integrate learning. This resource can be used to provide guidance to teachers who wish to develop their own integrated approach to STEM education.
Work samples are only annotated to indicate how each task incorporated learning from across disciplines.
Illustrations of practice are short videos that demonstrate how schools are successfully implementing particular aspects of the Australian Curriculum. They can act as a stimulus to other schools which are planning to implement the same aspect of the curriculum.
Learning area work samples have been developed to exemplify three levels of achievement for each year or band of study
31 August 2016 – Welcome to the new Australian Curriculum resource portal
ACARA has developed this portal to provide interactive resources to further inform and assist those people using the Australian Curriculum.
These resources include learning area student work samples, Enhancing the proficiencies in Mathematics and STEM Connections.
31 August 2016 – New resources available – STEM
This includes a report on the research project conducted by ACARA in conjunction with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), school stories outlining the implementation of integrated STEM projects, portfolios of student work samples relating to the specific school projects (with more samples coming soon) as well as other useful links and information.
31 August 2016 – New resources available – Enhancing the proficiencies in Mathematics
This resource includes school stories outlining the implementation of the proficiencies through the school's teaching, portfolios of student work samples relating to the proficiencies as well as other useful links and information.
31 August 2016 – How to navigate the site
Select a resource using the tiles to be taken to that resource's landing page. From there you can explore the particular resource further.
Alternatively you can select a portfolio using the 'Search' function, select a resource type, select a year or band level and click ‘search’.
31 August 2016 F–6 The Arts work samples available
Three portfolios (above satisfactory, satisfactory and below satisfactory) are available for F–6 Dance, Drama, Music and Media Arts.
31 August 2016 – 7–10 Health and Physical Education work samples available
Three portfolios (above satisfactory, satisfactory and below satisfactory) are now available for 7–10 Health and Physical Education, completing all year level portfolios for this learning area.
31 August 2016 – Years 9–10 Work Studies work samples available
Three portfolios (above satisfactory, satisfactory and below satisfactory) are available for 9–10 Work Studies curriculum.
Learning area student work samples for Years 7–10 Technologies as well as Years 7–10 Geography.