Data collections

Complete your school's data collection online at the data collections website.

It is important for policy-makers, researchers and the public to have access to consistent and trustworthy data. One of CESE’s key responsibilities is to collect, analyse and report on education data. This data is used for research and policy, and is often made available to the public through publications and the Data Hub, in line with NSW Government’s open data policy.

CESE works with schools to complete data collections throughout the year.

Key data collections in 2019

Language Background other than English (LBOTE)

March

Class size audit

March

K-6 language programs: non-Community languages program (programs in languages other than English)

May

K-6 Language programs: Community languages program K-6

May

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

May

Suspension and expulsion semester 1

June

Return of absences semester 1

June

Mid-year (age/grade) census and support class

August

Nationally consistent collection of data - students with disability

August

Language participation collection for Years 7 to 9 students

September

Return of absences semester 2

November

Suspension and expulsion - full year

December

Contact us

For support with data collections:

  • There are detailed instructions on the data collections website.
  • Call us on 02 7814 3845
  • Email: datacollections@det.nsw.edu.au
  • Fax: 02 9561 8055
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