RoGS Highlights Good Progress Being Made In Education

RoGS Highlights Good Progress Being Made In Education

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff

Record Investment In Education Achieving Results

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is making record investments in education and the latest Report on Government Services shows we are making good progress, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.

“That is why the State Government is continuing to prioritise lifting education achievement in Tasmania with a $324 Million investment in more teachers, support staff, schools, resources and infrastructure.” Minister Rockliff said.

“Latest RoGS shows that we are seeing continual improvement in our retention and attainment rates which is due in part to our successful Years 11/12 High School Extension Program.”

2017 Year 12 attainment rate was 61 %, an improvement of nearly 10 % since 2015 and the apparent retention rate for full-time secondary students has increased to 71.5 %.

RoGS also shows:

  • In the Early Years, Tasmania continues to have highly qualified staff and ratings for childcare services exceeding national values.
  • Tasmania has the second highest rate (81 %) of paid contact staff holding a Certificate III or higher and the third highest rating for National Quality Framework (NQF) approved services of 94.8 % achieving a quality rating.
  • Tasmania also had a lower proportion of children vulnerable on one or more domains in the 2015 Australian Early Development Census, an improvement of 0.5 percentage points since 2012.
  • For all government school students in Years 1-6 in 2018, the attendance level in Tasmania (78.2 %) was higher than the Australian value (77.5 %).

“Hodgman Government’s plan for education is working and these RoGS results reflect that. In particular, we now have more students staying in school longer and achieving better results.” Minister Rockliff said.

Our targets for Education and Training include:

  • Invest a record $324 Million over 6 years into Education including 250 more teachers and 358 new staff in total.
  • Invest $192 Million in Education infrastructure.
  • By 2020 be at or above the national standard in every single NAPLAN measurement in reading, writing, maths and science.
  • Ensure the retention rate of students from years 10-12 is at or above the national average by 2022.
  • 75 % of all students to complete their TCE by 2022.

 

Abbreviations:

RoGS              Report on Government Services

NAPLAN       National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy

TCE                 Tasmanian Certificate of Education