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My School

Updated: Jan 22, 2023

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My School provides information that helps parents and the community in understanding the performance of schools over time.

My School contains data on every school in Australia. This includes information on a school’s student profile, its NAPLAN performance and funding. You can also see enrolment numbers and attendance rates. The My School website provides information that supports national transparency and accountability of Australia’s school education system through publication of nationally consistent school-level data. It complements other reporting measures aimed at ensuring schools and school systems are accountable to parents and to the broader community.

NAPLAN student progress information, published on My School, provides a measure of a school’s impact on its students’ literacy and numeracy outcomes – the difference schools have made to their students’ learning between one NAPLAN test and the next, 2 years later.

My School enables a school’s NAPLAN results to be compared with results of students who have a similar background. A school’s student background takes account of the parental education levels and employment types, geographic location and the Indigenous status of its students.

Information for parents My School helps parents have informed discussions with teachers and schools, and make informed decisions about their child’s education, but it should not replace visiting schools and speaking to teachers and principals to get an understanding of what each school offers its students. A child’s teacher will have the best insight into educational progress. The inclusion of data about how schools perform in NAPLAN provides information on only one aspect of school performance and does not measure overall school quality. The My School website was updated in 2020 to reflect changes agreed by education ministers following a review of My School in 2019. The changes will help parents see how a school is performing in supporting student progress (that is, improving literacy and numeracy outcomes over the 2 years since the previous NAPLAN tests), and less on ‘school versus school’ comparisons that only take account of overall levels of achievement.

Why was My School introduced? My School provides information that supports national transparency and accountability of Australia’s school education system through publication of nationally consistent school-level data. It complements other reporting measures aimed at ensuring schools and school systems are accountable to parents and to the broader community.

League tables on My School There are no league tables on My School. This is not the purpose of My School. This website has NAPLAN data for the last 6 years, which allows us to see how a school is doing in the important areas of literacy and numeracy and how a school has performed over time.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) My School is run by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). ACARA is an independent authority accountable to the Education Council comprising the education ministers of the 9 governments in our federation (the Commonwealth, and the states and territories).

ACARA is responsible for collecting and reporting data on Australia’s schools, running the National Assessment Program (which includes NAPLAN) and other assessments, and the Australian Curriculum.

 

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