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released: 21 Oct 2015 author: AIHW media release

This report presents a snapshot of the academic performance of Australian children in the care of child protection services in 2013. Findings are based on the linkage of data from the Child Protection National Minimum Data Set and the National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy. This report shows that the proportion of children in care meeting the national minimum standards (NMS) for literacy and numeracy varied (ranging from 44% to 83% across assessment domains and year levels).

ISBN 978-1-74249-820-1; Cat. no. CWS 54; 67pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Findings
      • Next steps
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Overview of study population
    • 3 NAPLAN results
      • 3.1 Participation in assessment
      • 3.2 Achievement of national minimum standards
      • 3.3 Test scores
    • 4 Characteristics associated with NAPLAN results
    • 5 Discussion and next steps
  • End Matter
    • Appendix A: Detailed tables
    • Appendix B: Data linkage process
    • Appendix C: Statistical methods
    • Appendix D: NAPLAN background
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Educational outcomes for children in care: linking 2013 child protection and NAPLAN data. Cat. no. CWS 54. Canberra: AIHW.

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