Government school student attendance 2013

This bulletin was originally published 13 May 2014.

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Student attendance has been demonstrated to be linked to student academic outcomes, although the nature of the link is complex. CESE’s Government School Student Attendance 2013 bulletin summarises attendance rates by:

  • student level of education
  • metro and no-metro regions
  • Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students
  • scholastic year and gender.

CESE’s analysis of Semester 1 2013 attendance data indicates that the attendance rate for all students in NSW government schools increased by 0.6 percentage points in 2013; from 92.0 per cent in 2012 to 92.6 per cent in 2013. This is just 0.1 percentage point lower than the highest attendance rate recorded over the past 10 years, which was 92.7 per cent in 2003.

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