ScR Primary Transition Trend

The ScR Primary Transition Trend report provides trend information on the top 5 destination schools for a primary school. This report is a complimentary view of the Primary Transition report.

This report is available only to the School Communications and Engagement unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Users can view the trend over time for the top 5 destination schools for primary schools in a cluster. SCR staff can use this information to understand changes in the composition of a primary feeder school’s destination schools over time.

What does the ScR Primary Transition Trend report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

Top 5 Destination High Schools

  • This stacked column chart displays the top 5 primary transition schools trend for the selected primary school.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however, the earliest year displayed is 2011. This is due to the unavailability of high-quality data prior to this year.
  • Non-government schools are included where known.
  • Some schools and years have a column section labelled “unknown”. This means the students went to interstate/overseas high schools, or they did not do the NAPLAN 7 assessment, so a secondary record has not been found for them. For example, schools/clusters near the border with another state will have a large unknown component. This indicates the students in the selected primary cluster went to secondary schools in the state across the border. Due to privacy reasons we only receive NAPLAN data for NSW.
  • Be aware that as data for non-government schools comes from NAPLAN which is released in August, data for the final year in the chart will usually not be available until August. If a cluster has had students transitioning to a particular non-government high school for all years except the final year, this indicates the data is not yet available.

Selected High School Trend

  • This line chart provides an alternate view of the trend data and allows users to view the contributions of each school.
  • Click on a single school to highlight that line.

Use the following slicers to select a school and analyse the data:

  • School Name – Choose a school in this slicer first. This will select the local area to analyse.

  • School Distance Band Name – Choose one or more distance bands to view. Note that they are set up as concentric rings. To view all schools within 10km of the proximity school, you need to select both the 5km and 10km distance bands.

  • Selected School Name by Distance – Once the previous slicers are set, all schools within the selected distance band and sector will appear in this slicer. Use this slicer to select or deselect schools to appear in the chart.

What should I look for?

  • Are there any high schools that have an increasing or decreasing intake from the selected primary school over time? If there have been no boundary changes this may indicate a change of parental choice.
  • How do the project high school’s intake numbers compare with other schools?
  • Annual enrolment census – student-level data. For all students in Year 5 at the selected primary school or cluster, the school they attended for Year 7 (i.e. 2 years later) is identified.

Where does this data come from?

  • NAPLAN – where a year 7 record was not found in the enrolment data for a student, but a NAPLAN 7 record was found, this is used instead.

How frequently is data updated?

  • Historical enrolments are updated annually after the Enrolment census is completed in August.
  • NAPLAN data is updated annually after NAPLAN results are released.
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