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Numeracy and literacy

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Our measures

Summary of KPIs and other measures* 2007-08
Est. actual
2008-09
Est. actual
Change
Year 3 test
Percentage of students at or above the National Minimum Standard (new measure):
all:
  • reading
-- 85.3% --
  • writing
-- 89.3% --
  • numeracy
-- 88.9% --
Indigenous:
  • reading
-- 68.0% --
  • writing
-- 73.4% --
  • numeracy
-- 71.8% --
Year 5 test
Percentage of students at or above the National Minimum Standard (new measure):
all:
  • reading
-- 81.9% --
  • writing
-- 86.2% --
  • numeracy
-- 87.6% --
Indigenous:
  • reading
-- 58.6% --
  • writing
-- 68.9% --
  • numeracy
-- 69.0% --
Year 7 test
Percentage of students at or above the National Minimum Standard (new measure):
all:
  • reading
-- 91.4% --
  • writing
-- 87.5% --
  • numeracy
-- 94.3% --
Indigenous:
  • reading
-- 75.2% --
  • writing
-- 71.1% --
  • numeracy
-- 83.8% --
Year 9 test
Percentage of students at or above the National Minimum Standard (new measure):
all:
  • reading
-- 87.9% --
  • writing
-- 81.2% --
  • numeracy
-- 90.0% --
Indigenous:
  • reading
-- 71.2% --
  • writing
-- 62.5% --
  • numeracy
-- 74.3% --

*Source: Queensland State Budget 2008-09 and Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements

Key achievements

The department supported student literacy and numeracy development by:

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Early Phase of Learning

Our measures

See Numeracy and literacy for the Early Phase of Learning results.

Summary of KPIs and other measures* 2007-08
est. actual
2008-09
est. actual
Change
Satisfaction of parents with their child's state school 88.6% 88.6% --#
Number of students in the Early Phase of Learning 144 410 145 130 Up
Number of Preparatory Year students:
  • total
38 550 40 100 Up
  • Indigenous
3430 3320 Down
Proportion of Queensland Preparatory students enrolled in state Preparatory classes 71% 71% --
Proportion of Queensland Preparatory-Year 3 students attending state schools 71% 70% Down
Average cost of service per student ** $9244 $9740 Up

*Source: Queensland State Budget 2008-09 and Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements

# Based on responses to the School Opinion Survey, collated each year from a sample of parents and caregivers at each state school. The recorded variation in statewide results from 2007-08 to 2008-09 does not represent a material change in the context of the current sample-based measure.

** The average cost per student was calculated using estimated actual figures in some instances. These figures are listed as published in the Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements.

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Middle Phase of Learning

Our measures

Please refer to Numeracy and literacy for Middle Phase of Learning results.

Summary of KPIs and other measures* 2007-08
est. actual
2008-09
est. actual
Change
Satisfaction of parents with their child's state school 83.6% 83.6% --#
Satisfaction of students with their school 78.4% 78.9% --#
Number of students in the Middle Phase of Learning 238 580 239 760 Up
Proportion of Queensland Years 4-9 students attending state schools 69% 68% Down
Percentage of students continuing schooling across the key juncture - Years 7-8:
  • all
91% 91% --
  • Indigenous
94% 94% --
Average cost of service per student** $8926 $9518 Up

* Source: Queensland State Budget 2008-09 and Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements

# Based on responses to the School Opinion Survey, collated each year from a sample of parents, students and caregivers at each state school. The recorded variation in statewide results from 2007-08 to 2008-09 does not represent a material change in the context of the current sample-based measure.

** The average cost per student was calculated using estimated actual figures in some instances. These figures are listed as published in the Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements.

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Indigenous students

Our measures

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Key achievements

The department continued to address the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous student outcomes by:

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Teaching and learning

Key achievements

The department supported teaching and learning by:

  • completing the development and implementation of the five components of the Queensland Curriculum and Reporting (QCAR) Framework. Phase two of the framework also commenced
  • providing 5453 teacher aides, 1304 Prep teachers and 7593 Years 1-3 teachers with professional development as part of the Literacy - The Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006-2008
  • as part of the Year of Creativity:
    • providing the first dedicated schools program at the Ideas Festival
    • developing a suite of professional learning materials for teachers, which they can use to gain credit towards a postgraduate qualification
    • engaging Queensland's inaugural Innovator in Residence
    • engaging schools across the state to creatively solve problems affecting Queensland through a series of creative challenges
    • engaging high-profile creative leaders to work directly with students through an ambassador program to develop their creative skills
    • supporting a range of other initiatives, programs and professional development opportunities to develop the creative skills of both students and teachers.

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Student wellbeing

Key achievements

The department ensured student wellbeing by:

  • introducing eight physical activity facilitators who worked across rural and remote schools in Term 4 of 2008 to assist primary schools and teachers to implement the Smart Moves program
  • increasing the number of schools implementing the Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) program to more than 250, and increasing the number of school staff trained in implementing SWPBS at the universal (foundational) level.

The department also helped students from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities achieve positive outcomes by implementing the Believe Achieve Succeed strategy, which will improve the educational and life outcomes of the state's most disadvantaged students. This strategy will transfer to the Low Socio-Economic Status School Communities National Partnership on 1 July 2009.

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Student support

Our measures

Summary of KPIs and other measures* 2007-08
Est. Actual
2008-09
Est. Actual
Change
Number of students with disabilities who have:
achieved a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (new measure) -- 545 --
completed 12 years of schooling 801 931 Up

Number of state special schools 47 47 --
  • special education programs
486 573 Up
Number of students with disabilities identified as needing specialist support who are enrolled in state schools 16 410 17 846 Up
Satisfaction of parents with their child's school
  • special school
91.4% 92.4% -#
  • state school
79.1% 80.1% -#
Average cost of service per student** $25 316 $26 070 Up

*Source: Queensland State Budget 2008-09 and Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements

# Based on responses to the School Opinion Survey collated each year from a sample of parents and caregivers at each school. The recorded variation in statewide results from 2007-08 to 2008-09 does not represent a material change in the context of the current sample-based measure.

** The average cost per student was calculated using estimated actual figures in some instances. These figures are listed as published in the Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements.

Key achievements

The department helped students with disabilities achieve positive outcomes by:

  • developing a new online resource aimed at supporting parents of students with disabilities, launched in December 2008. Education for children with a disability - a guide for parents provides access to the information and support services available
  • employing additional resources (90.2 teachers and 2175 teacher aide hours per week) to support the education of students with disabilities
  • transferring to Australian Sign Language (Auslan), which directly assisted 208 students who are hearing impaired by providing over 3500 hours of teacher aide support for educational interpreting, Auslan language model support and note taking services
  • providing professional development to over 360 teachers and teacher aides
  • supporting 22 teachers and teacher aides to complete the Griffith University Certificate of Auslan Studies. An additional 22 teachers and teacher aides commenced the course in 2009.

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Non-state education

Our measures

Summary of KPIs and other measures* 2007-08
.
2008-09
.
Change
Number of operating non-state schools in Queensland 467 466 Down
Number of non-state students in the:
Early Phase of Learning (Preparatory-Year 3) 59 710 61 620 Up
Middle Phase of Learning (Years 4-9) 108 550 111 840 Up
Senior Phase of Learning (Years 10-12) 60 390 61 460 Up
Number of applications received by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board:
to establish new non-state schools 7 6 Down
for existing non-state schools to add type of education -- 3 --
for existing non-state schools to change accreditation attribute 30 21 Down

Number of applications for government funding of non-state schools received by the Non-State Schools Eligibility for
Government Funding Committee
21 16 Down
Number of applications received for registration as a provider of courses for overseas students 32 43 Up
Non-state schools involved in the cyclical review process:
percentage reviewed 73% 96.5% -Up
of those reviewed, percentage complying with the legislated criteria 100% 100% --

Number of notices issued by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board 7 47 Up
Percentage of applicants for re-registration as course providers to overseas students approved 100% 100% --

*Source: Queensland State Budget 2008-09 and Queensland State Budget 2009-10 Service Delivery Statements

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