We are lifting student outcomes in other ways

We regularly review progress against leading indicators to determine if the proposed programs are having the desired impact, and to inform updates to our strategy and resource allocation.

Academic achievement

  • Students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy from 31.6% in 2018 to 36.4% by 2022.
  • Students above the national minimum standard for reading and numeracy from 79.1% in 2018 to 87.9% by 2022.
  • Students at or above the proficient standard in international assessments from 58% in 2018 to 63% in PISA in 2021 and from 71% in 2018 to 76% in TIMSS/PIRLS by 2021.

Pathways to lifelong learning

  • Students continuing to Year 12 from 73.9% in 2018 to 76.7% by 2022, and the proportion of students’ HSC results in the top two achievement bands from 34.6% in 2018 to 35.7% by 2022.

Equity

  • More Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy from 10% in 2018 to 15% by 2022.
  • More Aboriginal students above the national minimum standard for reading and numeracy from 55.6% in 2018 to 65.5% by 2022.
  • Reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students reporting a sense of belonging, expectations for success and advocacy at school from 3.1% in 2018 to 1.5% by 2022 (primary) and from 12.7% in 2018 to 8.7% by 2022 (secondary).
  • Reduce the gap between the highest- and lowest-socioeconomic-status students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy from 41.7% in 2018 to 34.5% by 2022.
  • Reduce the gap between the highest- and lowest-socioeconomic-status students above the national minimum standard for reading and numeracy from 31.7% in 2018 to 26.8% by 2022.
  • Reduce the gap between the highest- and lowest-socioeconomic-status students reporting a sense of belonging, expectations for success and advocacy at school from 9.5% in 2018 to 5.5% by 2022 (primary) and from 20.7% in 2018 to 16.7% by 2022 (secondary).

Note: Percentages are listed as averages. Baseline numbers are from 2017 and 2018. Achieving these goals should lead to being the best performing state in Australia.

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