How well is SA’s education system doing for young people in care – 2014 data update

School roadsign 1_warmtone_square_200pxThe Guardian’s report Children and Young People in State Care in South Australian Government Schools 2007-2014 tracks trends in school enrolment, attendance and literacy/numeracy of children in care in government schools.

The 2014 Report draws attention to the need to address:

  • Speech and language delays of children before, and on entering, school
  • Alternative disciplinary measures to suspension from school – particularly for younger children.
  • Monitoring hours of attendance at school so that part-day absences are minimised.
  • Investigation of the reasons for the high rates of exemption from NAPLAN tests.
  • Narrowing the gap between students in care and their age peers in literacy and numeracy abilities.

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