National Assessment in Civics and Citizenship was introduced in 2004 to measure students’ competencies in the area of civics and citizenship. The content of the tests are determined by the Civics and Citizenship Assessment Framework, which was developed by state, territory and federal governments and other stakeholders.
The tests are held every three years using a sample of Year 6 and year 10 students from government and non-government schools around Australia.
The last test was held in 2010 and measured students' knowledge and understandings of Australia's system of government and civic life and surveyed their attitudes, values and participation in civic-related activities at school and in the community.
The National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship Years 6 & 10 Report 2010 was released by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) in November 2011.
The next Civics and Citizenship Assessment will take place in 2013.
National Assessment in Civics and Citizenship was introduced in 2004 when the MCEETYA Civics and Citizenship Assessment Domain was released and the first sample survey testing of Years 6 and 10 students took place.
This section of the site contains:
Background information about the introduction of National Assessment
A professional development module which contains detailed information about National Assessment and activities which help schools identify where areas of the domain are already taught within the school and where there are further opportunities for teaching this material.
Information and links to the MCEETYA Assessment Domain
Using Discovering Democracy units, assessment resources and readers to teach the Assessment Domain
The National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship Years 6 & 10 Report 2007 was released by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs in February 2009.