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1304.6 - Tasmanian Key Indicators, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2008   
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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%
Reading - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
95.1%
89.2%
Writing - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
86.2%
94.1%
Numeracy - proportion of year 5 students reaching national benchmarks(a)(b)
MCEETYA
89.4%
89.0%

(a) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals of less than 2.3% difference. For example, for Tasmanian students reaching the reading benchmark, there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 94.1% and 96.1%.
(b) Students who were absent or withdrawn from testing are not classified as assessed students and are not included in the benchmark calculations. The proportion of absent and withdrawn students varies considerably across jurisdictions, hence caution should be exercised when comparing results.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)
2007 National Benchmark Results: Reading, Writing and Numeracy, Years 3, 5 and 7, Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA):http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/


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