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Schools and students: 2018 statistical bulletin (PDF, 2.1MB)

Schools and students: 2018 statistical bulletin (PDF, 1.5MB)

 

The annual schools and students statistical bulletin

Every year, CESE publishes a snapshot of data collected across NSW government schools. The 2018 statistical bulletin presents tables and charts on school characteristics, student enrolments, attendance rates and more.

 

Key statistics from 2018

• In August 2018, there were 2,207 government schools and 100 preschools.

• The average class size for Kindergarten to Year 6 was 24.1 students.

• Total enrolments reached 798,022.2 full-time equivalent students, continuing the rising trend which began in 2008.

• 2,008 students were studying part-time, equivalent to 1,253.2 full-time students.

• 24,351 students were enrolled in support classes or schools for specific purposes.

• 2,769.3 students were enrolled in distance education.

• 7.8% of students identified as Aboriginal, totaling 61,932.5 students.

• 35.1% of students (282,532 students) were from a language background other than English.

• 79,201 primary students studied a language other than English, with Chinese (Mandarin) the most popular language.

• Japanese was the most popular language studied by students in Years 7 to 9, at 24,792 students of the 63,582 students studying a language other than English.

• The Year 7 to 12 apparent retention rate was 76.3% in 2018, down from the previous year's peak of 77.4%.

• 38,100 students were awarded an HSC in 2018, including 1,188 Aboriginal students.

• The average attendance rate was 90.9% in 2018.

 

For more statistics

Visit the NSW Education Data Hub or read our other statistical publications.

Schools and Students: 2017 Statistical Bulletin (PDF, 807kB)

Download Schools and Students: 2017 Statistical Bulletin (PDF, 807kB)

 

The annual schools and students statistical bulletin

Every year, CESE publishes a snapshot of data collected across NSW government schools. The 2017 statistical bulletin presents tables and charts on school characteristics, student enrolments, attendance rates and more.

 

Key statistics from 2017

• In August 2017, there were 2,209 government schools and 100 preschools.
• The average class size for Kindergarten to Year 6 was 24.1 students.
• Total enrolments reached 791,039.8 full-time equivalent students, continuing the rising trend which began in 2008.
• 1,930 students were studying part-time, equivalent to 1206.8 full-time students.
• 24,391 students were enrolled in support classes or schools for specific purposes.
• 2679.6 students were enrolled in distance education.
• 7.5% of students identified as Aboriginal, totalling 59,214.2 students.
• 34.2% of students (272,401 students) were from a language background other than English.
• 80,222 primary students studied a language other than English, with Chinese (Mandarin) the most popular language.
• Japanese was the most popular language studied by students in Years 7 to 9, at 25,472 students.
• The Year 7 to 12 apparent retention rate was 77.4 per cent in 2017, the highest rate recorded.
• 38,774 students were awarded an HSC in 2017, including 1,222 Aboriginal students.
• The average attendance rate was 91.3% in 2017.

 

For more statistics

Visit the NSW Education Data Hub or read our other statistical publications.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Using data with confidence

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Using data with confidence is a set of professional learning resources designed to give teachers and school leaders an opportunity to build their confidence in understanding and interpreting data. It can support schools to improve against the School Excellence Framework element, 'data skills and use'. 

Registered course

Mode of delivery: face-to-face
Accredited hours: 3
myPL course code: RG02481
Themes: data, statistics

Enrol in the course on myPL. 

Other resources

Published in Professional learning
Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Scout

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Scout is the department's business intelligence for education. To gain access to Scout, new users must complete online e-learning. CESE also offers face-to-face workshops for schools to gain hands-on practice unpacking their reports. 

Read more about Scout courses on the Scout website

Published in Professional learning

Business Intelligence Implementation Eval Final Rpt 2015

Authors: Jade Maloney, Wendy Hodge, Fiona Christian, Francis Matthew-Simmons and Jasper Odgers
Evaluator Company/Business: ARTD Consultants
Year: 2015
URL or Pdf: Download the Business Intelligence Implementation Evaluation (PDF, 1.94MB)
Summary: The  evaluation of the implementation of the roll-out of Business Intelligence (BI) release 1 was designed to identify learnings for subsequent releases and seek users' views on early outcomes and benefits. Methodology included analysis of administrative data such as training and user support records, surveys providing feedback from training, real-time user feedback surveys, a pre- and post-survey of principals and Directors, Public Schools who were trained in 2014, and interviews with a range of registered users and the BI team.The findings focused mainly on initial uptake and registered users' experiences with the BI tool and training programs. The authors included recommendations to enhance uptake and improve implementation, monitoring and ongoing program evaluation.

Published in Evaluation repository

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