1304.6  Tasmanian Key Indicators, Jul 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/08/2009
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(b) Students who were absent or withdrawn from testing are not classified as assessed students and are not included in the benchmark calculations. The proportion of absent and withdrawn students varies considerably across jurisdictions, hence caution should be exercised when comparing results. (c) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Tasmanian students reaching the reading benchmark is 1.4%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 88.3% and 91.1%. (d) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Australian students reaching the reading benchmark is 0.3%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 90.6% and 91.2%. (e) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Tasmanian students reaching the writing benchmark is 1.1%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 91.5% and 93.7%. (f) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Australian students reaching the writing benchmark is 0.2%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 92.3% and 92.7%. (g) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Tasmanian students reaching the numeracy benchmark is 1.2%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 90.9% and 93.3%. (h) The achievement percentages reported in this table are subject to error and have 95% confidence intervals. The confidence interval for year 5 Australian students reaching the numeracy benchmark is 0.2%, meaning there is a 95% chance that the true percentage lies between 92.4% and 92.8%. (i) Note these figures are final. More Detailed Source Information National Assessment Program  Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2008 Summary Report, Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA):http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/ Schools, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4221.0) Schools, Australia, Preliminary (ABS cat. no. 4220.0) Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.

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