Citizenship Snapshots

Civics and citizenship

In Australia, the National Assessment Program for Civics and Citizenship is an assessment conducted every 3 years with a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students. The assessment covers the Australian system of government, judicial system, identity and culture. The proficient standard represents a ‘challenging but reasonable’ expectation of student achievement at that year level.

In 2016, the proportion of Year 6 students at or above the proficient standard was 55%, an increase from 43% in 2013. For Year 10 students, the proportion at or above the proficient standard was 34% in 2016, a decrease from 35% in 2013.

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