Educational Opportuities determined by postcode

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES DETERMINED BY POSTCODE

In a new analysis, Macquarie University researchers have found that the area in which a student goes to school is one of the clearest predictors of year 5 NAPLAN reading scores, painting a stark picture of Australia's socioeducational divide.

"The results are confronting," said Crichton Smith, the study's lead author and a PhD candidate at Macquarie University.

"Virtually no schools in any city's advantaged suburbs are below the national average, and almost no schools in disadvantaged areas are above average."

See https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1745-5871.12317