Student–teacher ratio and class sizes 16 September 2019
Recent media coverage has reported on class sizes across Australia using data from ACARA.
ACARA maintains a National Report on Schooling Data Portal that provides interactive access to a number of national data sets for schooling.
Although ACARA reports on student-teacher ratios through the Data Portal, we do not report on class sizes. This is because student-teacher ratios are only an indicator of the level of staffing resources used. They are not a measure of class size. They do not take account of teacher aides and other non-teaching staff who may also assist in the delivery of school education or of non-teaching duties of teaching staff. Data such as this requires context and there are many variables that determine the relationship between the student-teacher ratio and class size.
ACARA is responsible only for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and reporting statistical and related information about educational outcomes.
Indigenous Literacy Day05 September 2019
Yesterday was Indigenous Literacy Day, a day for celebrating Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy, as well as promoting access to literacy resources in remote communities.
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