The National Assessment Program in Civics and Citizenship was introduced in 2004 to measure students’ competencies in the area of civics and citizenship. The content of the tests is 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. For more information visit the National Assessment Program.
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.