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ERIC Number: ED512577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-14
Pages: 54
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-7402-4679-8
ISSN: ISSN-1320-081X
Educational Outcomes of Children on Guardianship or Custody Orders: A Pilot Study. Child Welfare Series. Number 42
Hunter, Nicole; Mathur, Sushma
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This report provides a snapshot of the academic performance, as assessed by literacy and numeracy test scores, of children on guardianship or custody orders in 2003. The educational performance of these children are compared with all children sitting these tests, and differences in academic performance between particular subgroups of children on guardianship/custody orders are also examined. This pilot project involved interdepartmental linkage (education and community services departments) of administrative data across multiple jurisdictions-the first Australian study in this field to have done so. Appendices include: (1) The child protection process in Australia; (2) Data quality; (3) Statistical methodology; (4) Detailed tables; and (5) Initiatives to improve educational outcomes. (Contains 20 tables and 3 figures.) [This study was published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and was funded by the Community and Disability Services Ministers' Advisory Council (CDSMAC).]
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6244-1025; Fax: +61-2-6244-1299; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia