Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2012

The Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2012 provides the basis for national reporting on the performance of schooling in Australia, as agreed by education ministers, commencing from the 2012 reporting year. It replaces the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2010.

The Measurement Framework incorporates measures arising from the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians and measures reflecting Council of Australian Governments (COAG) targets and indicators drawn from the Performance Reporting Framework of the revised National Education Agreement (effective 25 July 2012).
 

Key performance measures

The core of the Measurement Framework is the Schedule of Key Performance Measures (KPMs).
 

The agreed areas of performance monitoring include the following:

 

Participation with a focus on:

  • enrolment in school

  • student attendance

  • participation in National Assessment Program (NAP) assessments

  • participation of young people in vocational education and training (VET) including VET in Schools

  • participation by young people in other learning pathways.

Achievement in the National Assessment Program (NAP), with a focus on:

  • literacy

  • numeracy

  • civics and citizenship

  • ICT literacy

  • science literacy.

Attainment with a focus on:

  • school completion and attainment

  • attainment of young people in other learning pathways.

The Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2012 defines the national key performance measures (KPMs), specifies the data sources for the KPMs and outlines the reporting cycle for the period 2012-2017. It replaces the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2010.

The framework is maintained by ACARA on behalf of the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC, from 1 July 2014 known as Education Council). A full review of the framework will be undertaken by ACARA at least every three years.