4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, August 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/08/2011   
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Australian Longitudinal Learning Database

The Australian Longitudinal Learning Database (ALLD) is envisaged as an enduring research base of education data comprising enrolment, performance and socio-demographic information drawn from a wide variety of sources. With its focus on students rather than institutions, the proposed ALLD has enormous potential to establish a comprehensive picture of education outcomes, pathways and transitions from across the various education sectors.

The ABS is currently taking the first steps to trial components of the ALLD. These include feasibility testing of linkage between education datasets and the Census, the transition of the National Schools Statistics Collection to a unit-record collection, and pilot testing of linkage between early childhood and schools data.

In April 2011, a concept paper describing the ALLD was released on the National Statistical Service website. To view the document, please use the link below.

Concept Paper: Australian Longitudinal Learning Database (ALLD)

For more information, contact Information Consultancy on 1300 135 070 or email education.statistics@abs.gov.au