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released: 14 Jun 2007 author: AIHW

This report provides a snapshot of the academic performance, as assessed by literacy and numeracy test scores, of children on guardianship or custody orders in 2003. The educational performance of these children are compared with all children sitting these tests, and differences in academic performance between particular subgroups of children on guardianship/custody orders are also examined. This pilot project involved interdepartmental linkage (education and community services departments) of administrative data across multiple jurisdictions-the first Australian study in this field to have done so.

ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978 1 74024 679 8; Cat. no. CWS 30; 54pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
    2. Methods
      1. Study population
      2. Data linkage procedure
      3. Measures of educational performance
      4. Data quality
      5. Analytical methods
    3. Findings
      1. Size of study population
      2. Comparison of mean test scores
      3. Children achieving the national benchmarks
      4. Profile of children on guardianship/custody orders
      5. Regression analysis
    4. Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. The child protection process in Australia
      2. Data quality
      3. Statistical methodology
      4. Detailed tables
      5. Initiatives to improve educational outcomes
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Educational outcomes of children on guardianship or custody orders: a pilot study. Cat. no. CWS 30. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467996>.