Key Performance Measures for Schooling in Australia

These data summarise the nationally agreed key performance measures (KPMs) for schooling specified in the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015.

The dashboard shows each available KPM for a selected calendar year (current calendar year), for the most recent previous year (previous calendar year) for which data are available, and a comparison evaluating the change in the measure between these two years.

Data are shown for Australia but may also be selected for individual states or territories or for particular demographics e.g. Indigenous students, male/female if available.

This information relates to Part 3 Measuring Performance of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

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Notes and caveats



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Notes and caveats

    • KPM 1(a): Please see note and caveats to the Enrolment rates dataset.
    • KPM 1(b) and (c): Please see notes and caveats to the Student attendance dataset.
    • KPM 1(b): For 2014-2016, NSW government school data has not been collected on a comparable basis with other states and territories. Therefore, comparisons with other jurisdictions should be made with caution. NSW government schools are working towards implementing the standards.
    • KPM 1(c): This KPM is reported at the national level for the first time in 2015. A comparison with 2014 is not applicable (N/A) for 2015. 
    • KPM 1(c): Data on student attendance levels could not be collected for NSW government schools. As a result, the level of attendance reported for NSW is for non-government school students only. The omission of NSW government school data also affects the national KPM for all schools and for the government sector.
    • KPM 1(c): Prior to 2016, non-government school attendance level data were calculated according to a different method (based on 'headcounts' of students attending more than 90 per cent of the time) and therefore comparisons should be made with caution.
    • KPM 1(e): Please see notes and caveats to the Apparent retention dataset.
    • KPM 1(e) is defined as: Apparent retention rates from Year 10 to Year 12 for Indigenous school students compared with non-Indigenous school students. Apparent retention rates from Year 10 to Year 12 for all students and for non-Indigenous students are not key performance measures for schooling.
    • KPM 1(g), 1(h), 1(i), 7(a), 7(b): Annual measures for these KPMs use data from the ABS Survey of Education and Work. Please see the notes and caveats to the participation and attainment in education and work dataset.
    • Measures of statistical significance are not available for changes to KPMs relating to PISA and TIMSS. Comparisons with previous years are therefore not applicable (N/A).
    • Except for NAPLAN scaled scores, KPMs are expressed as percentages.
    • Data on some KPMs are not yet available for the 2016 calendar year.
    • For additional detail on the KPMs, including further disaggregations, please see other relevant data sets in the National Report on Schooling data portal. For additional detail on international assessments, please see the published reports for those assessments.
    • For the full list and schedule of the nationally agreed KPMs please see the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015.