About NAP sample – Civics and Citizenship (NAP–CC)

The National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP–CC) is an online assessment that informs schools, education ministers and the community about the levels of achievement in civics and citizenship literacy among a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students across Australia, with the aim of improving teaching and learning.

In Civics and Citizenship, students:
  • investigate political and legal systems
  • explore the nature of citizenship, diversity and identity in contemporary society
  • understand our federal system of government, derived from the Westminster and Washington systems, and the liberal democratic values that underpin it, such as freedom, equality and the rule of law
  • explore how the people, as citizens, choose their governments; how the system safeguards democracy by vesting people with civic rights and responsibilities; how laws and the legal system protect people’s rights; and how individuals and groups can influence civic life.

NAP–CC is a world-class online assessment designed by education experts in the field of civics and citizenship. It contains questions and tasks that let students demonstrate achievement and understanding at a range of levels. NAP–CC is an excellent learning opportunity for selected students.

NAP–CC 2024 information

Who is assessed and when?

A representative sample of students from government, catholic and independent schools in metropolitan and rural and remote locations is randomly selected for participation. The field trial validates potential questions (items) for the main study. Sampled schools either take part in the field trial or the main study.

What curriculum content is assessed?
NAP–CC information for parents and carers
NAP–CC information for schools
Proficiency levels
Demonstration test
Public reports

The NAP–CC public report provides:

  • nationally comparable state and territory de-identified performance data and overall trends for Year 6 and Year 10 students.
  • analysis of the achievement of various sub-groups of students, including the relative achievement of boys and girls, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and students from different geographic locations and language backgrounds.
  • Public and technical reports
Data portal