Year 12 re­ten­tion rates up

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS: WA/SA -

A record num­ber of pub­lic school stu­dents over the past decade are fin­ish­ing Year

12, lat­est fig­ures from the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion South Aus­tralia have found. In 2016, the re­ten­tion rate climbed to

104.6 per cent com­pared to 74.5 per cent in 2007, with the Depart­ment’s SACE im­prove­ment pro­gram be­lieved to be a key con­trib­u­tor.

“The fig­ures demon­strate the in­cred­i­ble work our schools are do­ing to keep stu­dents en­gaged,” Part­ner­ships, Schools and Preschools ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Anne Mil­lard said.

“By closely mon­i­tor­ing and track­ing ev­ery stu­dent who is do­ing their SACE, schools have a good sense of where stu­dent achieve­ment sits and can iden­tify if and when they need to in­ter­vene and pro­vide greater sup­port.”

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