Sarah Courtney,Minister for Education
The Tasmanian Government is today releasing the Department of Education’s key data report in line with our commitment to transparency, openness and importantly improving educational outcomes.
Quality data is critical to improving educational outcomes for Tasmanian students, and highlights from this year’s Key Data Set show that despite COVID-19:
Students reported levels of wellbeing in 2020 that were equal or greater than observed in 2019;
*Parents reported satisfaction levels in 2020 that were greater than observed in 2019;
*Staff reported satisfaction levels in 2020 that were equal to those observed in 2019;
*All department staff annual attendance in 2020 remained stable; and
*The student annual attendance rate (aggregated) in 2020 was only slightly lower than 2019.
The data also reported additional funding and resources for key Government initiatives including educational adjustments for students with disability, supporting students impacted by trauma and additional school health nurses for colleges.
The new report along with previous reports is available on the Department of Education’s website and will also soon be made available in digital formats from the Commonwealth’s data portal at www.data.gov.au
We know that education is the single most powerful driver for improving economic and social outcomes in Tasmania including health, life expectancy, happiness and productivity.
That’s why the Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing a record $7.5 billion over the forward estimates, with an additional $204 million in capital works to support teachers, students and improve education infrastructure in our schools.