ACARA news, November 2017

Response to article in The Conversation

24 November 2017

Read ACARA’s response to an article in The Conversation about standardised tests being ‘culturally biased against rural students’.

My School updated with 2017 Term 1 & 2 student attendance data

15 November 2017

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Term 1 and 2 of 2017.

Attendance data are reported as all students, Indigenous students and non-Indigenous students. Data are suppressed where student numbers are less than, or equal to, five students. On 13 December 2017, a further update will be undertaken to report the student attendance rate for Term 3.

Attendance data reporting is a COAG (Council of Australian Government) initiative to help improve learning outcomes for all students by monitoring attendance. Data arereported twice a year, for Terms 1 and 2, and then for and Term 3.

Also updated are 2016 data for senior secondary outcomes and VET in schools.