The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017.
NESA sets and monitors quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools, for:
- Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum
- accreditation of teachers and teaching degrees
- the internationally recognised HSC
- school registration and home schooling.
NESA has produced a number of resources designed to help parents understand the minimum standard requirements around NAPLAN.
Students in NSW will need a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC from 2020. This change will not affect students sitting for the 2017, 2018 or 2019 HSC.