Civics and Citizenship Assessment

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Julian Fraillon and Wolfram Schulz from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) were the Project Directors of NAP – CC 2010. Nicole Wernert, as Project Manager, managed survey operations, with Project Officers Kate O’Malley and Warren Herbs. The test development team was led by Jacqueline Moore. The sampling and data analysis tasks were undertaken by Eveline Gebhardt, Louise Wenn, Jennifer Hong and Martin Murphy. The Public Report was written by Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon, Eveline Gebhardt and Nicole Wernert. The Technical Report was written by Eveline Gebhardt, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert, and Wolfram Schulz. The School Release Materials were written by Nicole Wernert and Eveline Gebhardt.


This report presents the findings of the National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship conducted under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) in 2010. Under the National Assessment Program, assessment of civics and citizenship is conducted with a random sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students on a triennial cycle. This is a report of the third such assessment. The National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship measures not only students’ skills, knowledge and understandings of Australia’s system of government and civic life but also their attitudes, values and participation in civic-related activities at school and in the community. The 2010 assessment framework was influenced by the release of the national Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship in 2006 and the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians in 2008. As a consequence, the 2010 assessment was broader than those in 2004 and 2007 but also provided a strong link to those prior assessments to allow reporting of trends over time.

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Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)