Priority work

About CESE

Read the CESE overview (PDF, 400 KB)

The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) was created in 2012 to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of education in New South Wales. CESE is focused on supporting decision-making in education delivery and development with strong evidence.

CESE analyses and evaluates educational programs and strategies. CESE gauges New South Wales’ education performance over time through its ongoing core data collections, and delivery of analysis and reports.

CESE also monitors national and international strategic agendas to ensure that New South Wales is well positioned to provide leadership in education.

CESE’s three main responsibilities are to:

  • to provide data analysis, information and evaluation that improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of education programs and strategies
  • collect essential education data and provide a one-stop shop for information - a single access point to education data that has appropriate safeguards to protect data confidentiality and integrity
  • build capacity across the whole education sector so that everyone can make better use of data and evidence.

CESE provides sound evidence for educators to make decisions about best practice in particular contexts; and importantly to enable teachers to meet the needs of students at every stage of their learning. 

The CESE Advisory Council

Contact CESE 

Priority work

The work plan (PDF, 90 KB) identifies priority work for the Centre.

The list of priority work for CESE comes from many sources including the Minister for Education, government agencies, and a range of education stakeholders.

The Advisory Council approves the major strategic projects and evaluations undertaken by the Centre.

The list of priority work for the Centre is updated regularly and reflects ongoing work. To view completed work, please see our publications page. 

Contact us to find out more about our projects, or if you are interested in collaborating with us on new research or evaluation work.


If you find a CESE publication is not accessible, please contact us.