Data collections

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).

Key data collections in 2022

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 June
Return of absences Semester 1 June
Mid-year (age/grade) census August
Nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability 2022 August
Return of absences Semester 2 November
Suspension and expulsion Semester 2 November

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