Quality data collection and evaluation are key to effective research.
The Department collects data to monitor performance across schools and early childhood services with the aim to improve services and outcomes in child services and student learning, and to enhanced engagement with the system, and provide strategies for successful transition into careers and lifelong learning.
Data collection in schools
School Performance Data - information about Victorian government school performance and tools to support school effectiveness and improvement including: performance reports, surveys, and benchmarking publications.
School Census Information - contains instructions for counting school students for statistical purposes and on issues concerning the last census, the census process checklist, and frequently asked questions.
Senior Secondary Statistics- statistics on student performance in each VCE, VCE VET and VCAL area of study.
Post Compulsory Completion and Achievement Information - provides a wide range of data on school programs and student outcomes, including completion rates, median study scores and percentages of study scores of 40 and over for all schools delivering the VCE. Annual data since 2003 are also provided.
Senior Secondary certificate statistical information
details student performance in each senior secondary certificate assessment undertaken in a given year. Includes information about VCE, VCAL and Training in Schools (VETiS).
VCAA Research and Statistics - provides a wide range of research and statistical information regarding the operation and conduct of curriculum and assessment activities in the Victorian education system.
Data collection post school
On Track Destination Data- comprehensive information about post school destinations providing data on progress of year 10-12 students, in the previous year, to find out if they are studying or in full time work since leaving school.
Data Collection in early years services
Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) - a population measure of how young children (5 years old) are developing in different communities across Australia as they enter school.
Victorian Child & Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS) - a comprehensive, across government, monitoring system to monitor and report on the safety, health, development, learning and wellbeing of children and young people in Victoria.