ACARA news, November 2022

Response to NAPLAN media stories by ACARA CEO David de Carvalho

29 November 2022

Media reporting using NAPLAN data to show the “best performing” public and private schools in Australia highlights how misleading media reports can be when it comes to education.

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My School updated with 2022 Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) student attendance data

16 November 2022

Today the My School website has been updated with school student attendance rates for Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) of 2022.  

Attendance data are reported as all students, Indigenous students and non-Indigenous students. Data is suppressed where student numbers are less than or equal to five students.  

Attendance data reporting was an initiative of the COAG (Council of Australian Governments) to help improve learning outcomes for all students by monitoring attendance.  Data is released in two tranches: Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) towards the end of the year it is collected and Term 3 data early the following year. 

Also updated on the My School website today is 2022 data for Senior Secondary Outcomes and VET in schools.