Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015
The Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015 provides the basis for national reporting on the performance of schooling in Australia, as agreed by education ministers. Commencing from the 2015 reporting year, it replaces the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2012.
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 performance indicators drawn from the revised National Education Agreement (25 July 2012) and the National Education Reform Agreement (23 April 2013).
Key performance measures
The core of the Measurement Framework is the Schedule of Key Performance Measures (KPMs) identified to gauge the success of initiatives towards improving schooling in Australia.
The agreed areas of performance monitoring are:
- achievement in the National Assessment Program (NAP)
The Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015 defines the national key performance measures, specifies the data sources for the KPMs and outlines the reporting cycle for the period 2015-2019.
The framework is maintained by ACARA on behalf of the Education Council. A review of the framework is undertaken by ACARA at least every three years.
KPM 4(a) in the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015 was amended in July 2018, to include the addition of Year 10 to NAP Science Literacy testing in 2018.
The originally published version of the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia 2015 is available here.