Australian Bureau of Statistics
1351.0.55.016 - Research Paper: Deriving Measures of Engagement in Secondary Education from the National Schools Statistics Collection, Dec 2006
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2006 First Issue
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In recent issues of Schools, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4221.0), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has acknowledged shortcomings in the headline measure of student retention in post-compulsory secondary education - apparent retention rates. The identified quality issues raise concerns about the ability of the statistics to accurately measure grade progression or retention in secondary schools, and hence their continued relevance for policy analysis.
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