This report presents the findings of the 2013 National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP – CC) and is conducted under the auspices of the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) Education Council. Under the National Assessment Program, the Civics and Citizenship sample assessment is administered to a representative sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students on a triennial cycle. After three rounds of assessments – which were undertaken in 2004, 2007 and 2010 – this report looks at the 2013 assessment and examines emerging trends. 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 student attitudes, values and participation in civic-related activities at school and in the community. NAP – CC is the first NAP sample assessment to be trialled and delivered to students online. This is a significant milestone for national assessment in Australia and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
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