Reporting & Data Collection

Student background information is collected in all Catholic, Independent and Government schools on behalf of the Department of Education, Science and Training as part of the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century. Background information is linked with the results of the Literacy and Numeracy Benchmark Testing in Years 3, 5 and 7.

National reporting assists the Australian Government develop education policies that are fair for all Australian students. All results are reported in terms of total numbers of students in various ranges and categories. No personal information will be reported and as a consequence no individual or individual school will be identified in the analysis.