National Report on Schooling in Australia 2010

Part 4

Student engagement


The first agreed outcome of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Education Agreement (NEA) is that all children are engaged in and benefiting from schooling.
Two measures of engagement are:
  • the proportion of children enrolled in school

  • the rate at which children attend school.

Enrolment and attendance are specified as performance indicators within the NEA and as Key Performance Measures in the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia approved by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA).
This section provides data and commentary on enrolment and attendance in Australian schools including these performance indicators/measures.