It is important for policy-makers, researchers and the public to have access to consistent and trustworthy data. One of the key responsibilities of the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) 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.
Access the data collections website
Complete your school's data collection online at the data collections website. You must be connected to a department network to access this site.
Azure Virtual Desktop may need to be required to access the data collections website if you are working from home and/or on a non-DOE managed device. For support please see the user guide.
Key data collections in 2023
|2022 Suspensions and expulsions Semester 2||February|
|Language background other than English (LBOTE)||March|
|Class size audit||March|
|K-6 Language programs: Non-community languages program (PLOTE)||May|
|K-6 Language programs: Community languages program K-6 (CLP)||May|
|Language participation collection for Years 7 to 9 students||May|
|English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)||May|
|Suspension and expulsion Semester 1||July|
|Return of absences Semester 1||July|
|Mid-year (age/grade) census||August|
|Nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability||August|
|Return of absences Semester 2||November|
|Suspension and expulsion Semester 2||December|
For support with data collections:
- There are detailed instructions on the data collections website (you must be connected to a department network to access this site).
- Call us on: 02 7814 3845
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.