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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1498..


158, at (ii) Canberra High was 112, at (iii) Melba Copland Secondary was 189 and at (iv) Kaleen was 45. This information will not be available for 2009 until after the ACT School Census, which is being conducted on 18 February 2009. This information will be provided once the census process is complete.

(3) Year 7 enrolments in 2008 for (i) St Francis Xavier College, (ii) Radford College, (iii) Brindabella Christian College, (iv) Burgmann Anglican School, (v) Canberra Girls Grammar, (vi) Canberra Grammar, (vii) Marist College, (viii) St Edmund's College, (ix) Covenant College, (x) Daramalan College, (xi) Emmaus Christian School, (xii) Mackillop College, (xiii) Merici College, (xiv) Orana School for Rudolf Steiner Education, (xv) St Clare's College, (xvi) Trinity Christian School, (xvii) Blue Gum Community School are available on the Department's web site. The enrolment numbers for year 7 at these schools in 2009 will not be available until after the ACT School Census is conducted on 18 February. This information will be available on the Department's website when the census process is complete.

(4) The number of year 7 students who were residents of the Belconnen region and enrolled in (i) St Francis Xavier College, (ii) Radford College, (iii) Brindabella Christian College, (iv) Burgmann Anglican School, (v) Canberra Girls Grammar, (vi) Canberra Grammar, (vii) Marist College, (viii) St Edmund's College, (ix) Covenant College, (x) Daramalan College, (xi) Emmaus Christian School, (xii) Mackillop College, (xiii) Merici College, (xiv) Orana School for Rudolf Steiner Education, (xv) St Clare's College, (xvi) Trinity Christian School, (xvii) Blue Gum Community School is not able to be released. The Department is unable to release this information as it was collected for the purposes of undertaking the National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy, the School Census collection and for school planning purposes. The Memorandum of Understanding that the Department has with each of these schools explicitly states the data are to be used for these purposes only.

Education—students—AST scores

(Question No 53)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 12 February 2009:

(1) In relation to the Year 12 Study documents from the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) website, for each year from 2003 to 2007 (or from 2003 to 2008 if 2008 data is available), (a) how many of the 400 or so "No."(group size) entries across all subjects and ACT system colleges are (i) 1 (for colleges where subjects were undertaken by just one student), (ii) 2, (iii) 3 to 5, (iv) 6 to 10, (v) 11 to 19 and (vi) 20 or more (noting the Small Group Procedures which apply especially for group sizes of 10 or less, as described in Section 3.3.5.7 of the BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual), (b) how many of the 400 or so "AST vs Score"entries across all subjects and ACT system colleges are, to two decimal places (i) between negative 1.00 and negative 0.01, (ii) 0.00, (iii) left blank (for cases where No. = 1), (iv) between 0.01 and 0.49, (v) between 0.50 and 0.70, (vi) between 0.71 and 0.86 and (vii) between 0.87 and 1.00.

(2) Can the Minister confirm whether or not the data sets providing the "AST vs Score"correlation entries in Tables 9.1a for the years 2003 to 2007 (or 2003 to 2008 if 2008 data is available) include data for students (a) with 'aberrant AST scores' (as defined


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