ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Description

The ACT is quick to celebrate its NAPLAN success each year, but beneath the raw numbers Canberra children perform nowhere near as well as authorities claim.

At first glance, the territory tops the nation in most of the subjects and age groups tested each May in the national assessment. Yet as soon as you compare children living in metropolitan areas or those with university-educated parents - a more accurate reflection of Canberra's population - the ACT plunges down the rankings.

Subject

Education; Literacy

Period16 Nov 2018 → 17 Nov 2018

Media coverage

8

Media coverage

  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletCanberra Times Online
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletSydney Morning Herald
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletMelbourne Age
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletWA Today
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletBrisbane Times
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou
  • TitleACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
    Media name/outletCanberra Times
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/11/18
    PersonsMisty Adoniou