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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 5 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 1709..


(8) In what publicly available document are full details of the NSW Scaling Committee Table, referred to in paragraphs 5.4.1 and 5.4.3.3 on pages 50 and 51 of the 2005 BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual;

(9) Noting that this NSW Scaling Committee Table has until now been kept from public view, when will it be released for public view and scrutiny;

(10) Who within the ACT, as of this current date, has been allowed to view and examine the NSW Scaling Committee Table as referred to in the 2005 BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual;

(11) What checks, as of this current date, has the (a) ACT Government (b) ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies and (c) NSW Technical Committee on Scaling conducted to ensure the general accuracy and validity of this NSW Scaling Committee Table in respect of its role in determining ACT UAIs.

Mr Barr

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) & (b)

(i) This information is published in the Year 12 Study available from the Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

(ii) The BSSS does not calculate notional UAIs.

(iii) This information is published in the Year 12 Study available from the Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

(iv) This information is published in the annual census documents on the ACT Department of Education and Training's website.

(v)-(xi) See Attachment A.

(2) (a) Senior secondary system statistics for Year 10 cohorts are not available.

(b) This information is published in the Year 12 Study available from the Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

(c) This information is published in the Year 12 Study available from the Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

(d)

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Yr 12 Cert - ACT residents

3976

3912

3871

3794

3809

3826

3636

3677

(e) This information is published in the Year 12 Study available from the Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

(f)

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

UAI ACT - Residents

2670

2658

2558

2505

2511

2537

2281

2291

(g) The BSSS does not calculate notional UAIs.

(3) (a) UAIs in the ACT are determined by calculating the percentile rank of aggregate scores including notional aggregate scores. Eligible students' UAIs are then calculated with reference to a 'Lookup table' provided by the NSW Technical Scaling Committee.

(b) The median score is calculated each year by identifying the middle score from each cohort.


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