Assessment Certification Examination (ACE)

Welcome to the Assessment Certification Examination (ACE) website, which provides current, easily accessible information to principals, teachers, parents and students about the rules and procedures set by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for secondary education in New South Wales.

ACE provides enhanced support to schools in their implementation of requirements under the Education Standards Authority Act 2013, and the Education Act 1990 (NSW) and NESA policies in relation to Years 7–12 assessment, certification and examination programs.

ACE provides up-to-date information on NESA’s policies in relation to the Higher School Certificate and the Record of School Achievement.

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