South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.

Target:

15. Aboriginal education – early years:

Increase yearly the proportion of Aboriginal children reading at age appropriate levels at the end of Year 1



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

Since 2007 the percentage of South Australian Year 1 Aboriginal students attending state government primary schools, reading at age appropriate levels at the end of Year 1 has continued to improve from a baseline of 29.8% in 2007 to 44.5% in 2015 (a 14.7 percentage point increase). There has been a continual annual improvement for all years between 2007 to 2015.

Reading ability is measured in state government primary schools using the Department for Education and Child Development’s reading assessment tool, Running Records, which is based on international research. Data is not available for 2008.

Lead Agency

Department for Education and Child Development