Supporting schools and staff to improve learning outcomes for all students in the State

 Annual School Reports (ASR)

Opportunity Class Placement

Essential Secondary Science Assessment (ESSA)

Selective High Schools: Year 7 placementSelective High Schools: Year 7 placement

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

School Measurement, Assessment and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) 

National Partnership Agreements (NPA)


The Rural Outcomes of Schooling Research Project Report (PDF 2MB) is based on research conducted in fourteen rural schools at the end of 2009. Click on the school name to read a short report which identifies successful strategies employed at the school. The reports marked with an asterisk (*) include video clips.

Bunnaloo Public School (PDF 134kB)

*Bonalbo Central School (PDF 271kB)

Coonabarabran High School (PDF 212kB)

Coonamble High School (PDF 174kB)

Dorrigo High School (PDF 598kB)

*Forbes North Public School (PDF 183kB)

*Glen Innes High School  (PDF 607kB)                      

*Kempsey South Public School (PDF 512kB)

*Manilla Central School (PDF 378kB)

*Mudgee High School (PDF 239kB)

*Narrabri Public School (PDF 194 kB)

*Narrandera Public School (PDF 176kB)

Quaama Public School (PDF 175kB)

The Henry Lawson High School (PDF 211kB)

The Educational Measurement and School Accountability Directorate is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that NSW is a world leader in the design and employment of effective testing programs and school accountability models
  • Developing and managing national literacy and numeracy, and state wide science assessments, and meaningfully reporting results
  • Training school based, regional and state office staff to analyse outcomes, monitor achievement and track progress over time to establish learning needs and areas for program support
  • Managing the selection and placement of Year 7 students into selective high schools and Year 5 students into opportunity classes
  • Establishing rigorous, progressive self-evaluation processes consistent with the school accountability and improvement model (DET INTRANET users,  also see Framework for School Development and Accountability)
  • Providing policy support and assistance to regions in the organisation and conduct of education support teams, school program reviews and management reviews
  • Providing systemic data and measurement advice to the Commonwealth Government concerning national minimum standards
  • Equipping schools with best practice mechanisms to promote effective teaching and learning