Report

Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children (LSAC)

30 Apr 2013
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This report uses National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to provide an in-depth understanding of children's development in Australia's current social, economic and cultural environment, thereby contributing to the evidence base for future policy and practice development.

The study was conducted in partnership between the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with advice provided by a consortium of leading researchers from research institutions and universities throughout Australia. The study commenced in 2004 with the recruitment of two cohorts: one cohort of 5,107 children aged 0–1 year old (the birth or “B cohort”) and another of 4,983 children aged 4–5 years old (the kindergarten or “K cohort”) and their families across all states and territories of Australia. Interviews comprising different instruments are conducted with families every two years.

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