Government school student attendance 2015

This bulletin was originally published 25 February 2016.

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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 2015 bulletin summarises attendance rates by:

  • student level of education
  • remoteness
  • Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students
  • FOEI and region
  • school term.

CESE’s analysis of Semester 1 2015 attendance data indicates that the attendance rate for all students in NSW government schools decreased by 0.7 percentage points from 92.9 per cent in 2014 to 92.2 per cent in 2015, following two years of increased attendance. This is partly explained by a change to the recording of family holidays which came into effect in January 2015. In order to comply with the National Standards for Student Attendance Data Reporting, NSW now requires approved extended family holidays to be recorded as absences rather than exemption from attendance.

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