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Data Standards Manual: Student Background Characteristics

Other Compliance

The 2012 edition of the Data Standards Manual: Student Background characteristics (the manual) has been endorsed for use by all systems and schools.

The manual is available here.

The manual provides information to assist schools and school systems to collect consistent student background information from parents. These are the standards which systems and schools must use from 2013 when providing student background data to their Test Administration Authorities for NAPLAN and to ACARA for calculation of ICSEA.

This edition of the manual replaces the 2010 edition that was published on the MCEECDYA website.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosalie Nott.