Value-added measures are based on learning growth and used by schooling systems to indicate the contribution that a school makes to student learning, over and above the contribution made by the average school.
CESE has developed a set of value-added measures for NSW government schools that adjust for factors outside the control of schools, such as students' Socio-Economic Status (SES). This publication provides an introduction to the measures, including their use, interpretation, and what they tell us about the factors influencing student outcomes.
The transition from school to career is an important foundation of a happy and productive adult life, and is the point when young people can start to fulfil their potential in a way that affects their future. Turning aspirations into reality (PDF, 1MB) looks at the post-school expectations and destinations of young people in NSW, especially those who aspire to go to university.