Improve student outcomes

Our students have a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy and are challenged to continue to learn.

Our goals

  • Every student, every teacher, every leader and every school improves every year.
  • Every student is engaged and challenged to continue to learn.
  • All young people have a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy; deep content knowledge; and confidence in their ability to learn, adapt and be responsible citizens.
  • All young people finish school well prepared for higher education, training and work.
  • Our education system reduces the impact of disadvantage.

What we're measuring

  • Increased proportion of students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy
  • Increased proportion of Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy
  • Increased proportion of regional and remote students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy
  • Increased proportion of students with an HSC, Year 12 certificate or AQF certificate II and above
  • Increased number of schools with high value-add

How we're tracking

Proportion of students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy
MeasureBaseline
(2013-2014 average)
2017
Proportion of students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy32.7%35.5%
Proportion of Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy9.1%10.4%
Proportion of students with an HSC, Year 12 certificate or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate II and above

Baseline
(2008)

2017

83.4%

88.9%

Explore the details in the department's annual reports.

Our priorities

Learn about our priorities in improving student outcomes.

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