Year 12 retention rates up
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.”