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Student attendance rate by selective school status and FOEI (2016)

The attendance rate is defined as the number of actual full-time equivalent student days attended by full-time school students in Years 1–10 in Semester 1 as a percentage of the total number of possible student-days attended in Semester 1.

Data Notes:

  • Attendance data for NSW government schools only. The attendance rate is calculated as (1 minus absences divided by enrolled days) multiplied by 100.

  • Government schools in Australia measure attendance rates throughout the first semester (terms 1 and 2). This is the time period specified for data collection in National Education Agreements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.

  • Kindergarten, Year 11, Year 12 and ungraded (support) students have been excluded in the attendance rates. Distance education and Schools for Special Purposes’ attendance data is not currently collected.

  • Absences equal ‘all full day absences for the period in question’.

  • The FOEI is constructed from parental education and occupation information collected from student enrolment forms. FOEI uses a statistical regression model to produce a weighted combination of school-level parental education and occupation variables based on the extent to which each variable uniquely predicts average school performance. The technical report about the construction of FOEI can be accessed at CESE.

  • FOEI is a score ranging from 0 to approximately 300, with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 50. Higher FOEI scores indicate higher levels of need (i.e. lower socio-economic status).

Data Source:

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Student attendance rate by selective school status and FOEI (2016)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/c81bb90c-3d5d-4410-b2d9-d0fe559d6830
Date Published 2017-05-03
Date Updated 2019-06-26
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2016-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level Region-level