Retention on the rise
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.