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1304.6 - Tasmanian Key Indicators, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2008   
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EDUCATION

Source
Tas. value
Aust. value

2007
Year 10 to year 12 apparent retention rate (full-time students)
65.3%
75.6%
2006
Reading - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
94.1%
88.4%
Writing - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
87.5%
93.8%
Numeracy - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
88.7%
90.3%

(a) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals of less than 2% difference. For example, for Tasmanian students reaching the reading benchmark, there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 93.1% and 95.1%.
(b) Students who were absent or withdrawn from testing are not classified as assessed students and are not included in the benchmark calculations. The proportion of absent and withdrawn students varies considerably across jurisdictions, hence caution should be exercised when comparing results.

More Detailed Source Information
Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA):http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/


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