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Statistics are widely used in the development and evaluation of social policy. Closing the Gap indicators, studies on the effectiveness of drugs being considered for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), analyses of National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results and...
Summarises data showing how Australian school students perform in each year level, state/territory and by various demographics on a national scale in each of the four test domains.
This release contains preliminary summary information. The data released demonstrate that, compared to 2008 (the first...
This report analyses NAPLAN results, rates of suspension and exclusion, rates of disability and attendance figures to see how well children in out of home care are doing.
Among its key messages, it calls for attention be paid to the circumstances of SA Government...
A Shorten Labor Government will invest an additional $100 million to support Indigenous students to succeed at school, and boost the number of Indigenous teachers.
This is part of Labor’s plan to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
This report was commissioned by the Australian Education Union to examine the economic case in favour of the full implementation of the school funding reforms outlined by the Review of School Funding (Gonski Review).
Australia has been recognised as consistently outperforming most OECD countries...
There is no straightforward answer, but research shows there are some key things to consider when choosing a school which might help determine where to send your child.
Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or...
Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school.
Summary The gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to...
The file set is a freely downloadable aggregation of information about Australian schools. The individual files represent a series of tables which, when considered together, form a relational database. The records cover the years 2008-2014 and include information on approximately 9500 primary and secondary school...
Provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.
Summary The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia...
Every year the taking of NAPLAN examinations and the dissemination of NAPLAN results generates considerable media coverage and community discussion about schools and school education outcomes.
This paper discusses the origins, objectives and main features of NAPLAN, and sets out its...