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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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105 Department of Education and Training Primary Education Provision of comprehensive education programs for government primary school students from transition to year 6. Delivery of curriculum programs to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills and processes that promote childrens learning and development and prepare them for further schooling. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Total primary student enrolments 18 650 18 618 18 650 Indigenous primary students enrolments 9 000 8 964 9 000 Attendance rates: non-Indigenous 93% 93% 93% Indigenous 72% 71% 72% Students attending over 80%:1 non-Indigenous 92% 94% Indigenous 37% 40% Students achieving minimum standard: Reading non-Indigenous students year 3 91% 87% 90% year 5 88% 86% 88% Reading Indigenous students year 3 53% 46% 50% year 5 36% 29% 33% Writing non-Indigenous students2 year 3 91% 93% year 5 85% 87% Writing Indigenous students2 year 3 43% 45% year 5 28% 31% Numeracy non-Indigenous students year 3 93% 91% 93% year 5 93% 91% 93% Numeracy Indigenous students year 3 51% 59% 60% year 5 55% 47% 55% 1 Not comparable to previous years due to a break in series. Reporting systems for this measure have been improved and replaced, providing greater accuracy. 2 National Assessment ProgramLiteracy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) writing results for 2011 are not comparable to previous years due to a change in the testing genre from narrative to persuasive.

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