Student background characteristics. Includes demographic details of the student and students’ parents. Also language spoken at home and education level of the parents.
The proportion of children of compulsory school age who are enrolled in school is a basic measure of the reach and coverage of Australian schooling.
Student attendance is recorded by schools for various purposes, such as meeting legislative requirements to determine the whereabouts of each student each school day. Student attendance data can be and are used and reported for a range of operational, accountability and strategic purposes, one of which is to report student attendance rates at school and jurisdiction/sector levels.
The Assessment of Student Competencies (ASC) is a Northern Territory developed on-entry screening tool. The NT Department of Education’s Executive Board mandated use of Assessment of Student Competencies for all schools with Transition students (pre-Year 1) in 2011.
The ASC consists of 47 Competencies grouped into 4 Domains: Motor Skills, Healthy Living, Literacy and Numeracy. It screens non-cognitive behaviours such as gross, fine and perceptual motor skills, self-care skills, as well as early literacy in speaking and listening, reading and writing and aspects of early numeracy, namely number, geometry and measurement. The competencies in the ASC are not designed to assess the full extent of a student’s achievement or development but rather to screen students’ foundational competencies.