Re­ten­tion on the rise

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS - EMMA DAVIES

ED­U­CA­TIONAL out­comes in Tasmania have been steadily im­prov­ing over the past four years, with more stu­dents stay­ing in school longer and com­plet­ing the Tasmanian Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion (TCE).

Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Jeremy Rock­liff said there were now 688 stu­dents study­ing in the 38 high schools around Tasmania that have ex­tended to Year 12 since 2014.

“This is an in­crease of 155 stu­dents since

2017 and is a clear demon­stra­tion that our plan to ex­tend all Govern­ment schools to Year 12 is work­ing,” Mr Rock­liff said.

Ex­tended High Schools now ac­count for over 8 per cent of all se­nior sec­ondary school en­rol­ments, with Tasmania’s eight col­leges main­tain­ing the lion’s share of more than 90 per cent of en­rol­ments.

“Ed­u­ca­tional out­comes in Tasmania have been steadily im­prov­ing over the past four years with more stu­dents stay­ing in school longer and achiev­ing bet­ter re­sults, and the lat­est re­ten­tion and at­tain­ment fig­ures re­flect this,” he said.

“58.9 per cent of young peo­ple across Tasmania in 2017 achieved the TCE, an in­crease of 2.5 per cent from the year be­fore.”

The di­rect re­ten­tion rate of stu­dents, which tracks in­di­vid­ual stu­dents from Year

10 to 12, are the high­est on record at 71.6 per cent.

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