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released: 27 Jan 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report presents a snapshot of the academic performance of children on guardianship/custody orders from 2003 to 2006, and changes in their performance over this period. This concludes a two-stage pilot study, the first of its kind in Australia. A considerable proportion of children on guardianship/custody orders are not meeting the national benchmarks for reading and numeracy (ranging from 4% to 68% across states and years), and Indigenous children within this group are particularly disadvantaged.

ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978-1-74249-069-4; Cat. no. CWS 37; 78pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary  
     
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Report structure
       
    2. Profile of children on guardianship or custody orders
      • 2.1 Size of study population
      • 2.2 Demographic characteristics
      • 2.3 Child protection-related characteristics
       
    3. Academic performance of children on guardianship or custody orders
      • 3.1 Measures of academic performance
      • 3.2 Participation in assessment
      • 3.3 Achievement of national benchmarks
      • 3.4 Comparison of test scores
       
    4. Characteristics associated with academic performance
      • 4.1 Benchmark achievement
      • 4.2 Longitudinal analyses
       
    5. Discussion
      • 5.1 Key findings
        • Data limitations
         
      • 5.2 Challenges and possible future directions
      • 5.3 The next steps
     
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Methods
        • A.1 Study population
        • A.2 Data linkage procedure
        • A.3 Data items collected
        • A.4 Other data items explored for inclusion
        • A.5 Data quality and comparability
        • A.6 Statistical methods
         
      • Appendix B Detailed tables and figures
       
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Educational outcomes of children on guardianship or custody orders: a pilot study, Stage 2. Child welfare series no. 49. Cat. no. CWS 37. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442475489>.