Strategic Plan

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority Strategic Plan 2024–2027, is the framework which articulates the Authority’s strategic directions, including its vision, values and goals.

The plan has three strategic priorities:

  • Curriculum, assessment and standards
  • Examinations, testing and certification
  • Communication, engagement and partnerships.

The Authority will seek regular feedback on its performance against the strategic plan and use the information to improve its approaches, policies and procedures.

Our vision

To provide quality curriculum, assessment and standards of achievement for all students studying the Western Australian curriculum so that they become confident, creative individuals, successful lifelong learners and active, informed members of the community.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Equity
  • Transparency
  • Respect

About us

The role of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority is to:

  • develop and accredit school curriculum
  • assess student achievement in relation to the curriculum through the administration of
    standardised testing and external examinations and assessments
  • certify senior secondary achievement
  • report on the standards of student achievement.

The Authority has a seven-member Board appointed by the Minister for Education. Two statutory committees provide advice to the Board: the Curriculum and Assessment Committee and the Standards Committee.View All

Our stakeholders

  • Students and teachers from Kindergarten to Year 12 in every school in Western Australia.
  • Students and teachers in international schools using the Western Australian curriculum by arrangement with the Authority.
  • Parents, school administrators and bodies representative of the school sector/systems, including the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia, Catholic Education Western Australia, the Department of Education, pre‑schools and early learning centres, home educators and home-educated students, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), universities, industry, employers, national education authorities and the community of Western Australia.