The report highlights progress in 2014 towards the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians agreed by Australian education ministers in 2008.
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2014 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the Melbourne Declaration. It describes the national policy and reporting context for school education in Australia and reports against the nationally agreed key performance measures (KPMs) for schooling, covering student participation, student achievement in national assessments and student transitions to further education and work. A selection of other statistical information on Australian schooling in 2014 and for the years 2009–2014 is included in the report, with more extensive data sets accessible through the National Report on Schooling Data Portal.
The National Report on Schooling in Australia Data Portal is a new component of the national report on schooling in Australia. The data portal provides readers with interactive access to a wide range of data on schooling in Australia, including general statistics on enrolments and funding, and data on the agreed KPMs. In most cases, the portal allows readers to download data at the national level, but also by state and territory, by school sector, by calendar year and by other breakdowns such as gender and Indigenous status.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 2017