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Improving the literacy of Aboriginal students in NSW public schools : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office.

Improving the literacy of Aboriginal students in NSW public schools : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office.
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Record Number 15599
ISBN 97819211252631
Corporate Author New South Wales. Audit Office
Title Improving the literacy of Aboriginal students in NSW public schools : Department of Education and Communities / New South Wales. Audit Office. [Electronic resource]
Published Sydney : Audit Office, 2012.
Collation 29 p. ; 30 cm.
Series New South Wales Auditor-General's report : performance audit
General Note Access online at URL below.
Summary Note "We have found no evidence to support the proposition that either closing the gap (by 2016), or halving the gap (by 2018), is likely to be attainable. Notwithstanding gains and losses at individual schools, there has been no significant improvement in the overall performance of Aboriginal students in national and State tests – either in terms of absolute performance, or in terms of the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Despite efforts to close the gap, it has shown no signs of diminishing. The Department has the processes to improve literacy, but cannot be sure that the necessary resources and support reach every child in need. The Department advised that the support at each school depends on local variables such as the size of the school, number of children requiring additional support, geographical location, access to regional and state resources and staff expertise. The Department lacks systems that track and cumulatively assess needs of individual students. There is no means of systematically identifying those students at risk who are missing out on the support they need. There is no ‘safety net’ to catch Aboriginal students who are not targeted under the present funding arrangements. There is no assurance that interventions actually do occur as needed on a timely basis. We found no ready measure of the success or otherwise of the Department’s efforts to promote the involvement and support of Aboriginal parents and the Aboriginal community. The cost-effectiveness of most interventions and cultural initiatives is unknown." - p. 2.
Topical Term Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- New South Wales
Literacy programs -- New South Wales
Added Corporate Name New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities
Internet Site http://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/244/01_Aboriginal_Literacy_Full_Report2.pdf.aspx?Embed=Y
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