Year 12 Outcomes Report released
MORE than 46,000 Year 12 students throughout Queensland's hundreds of high schools have been tested and graded but it is their school that has been given the report card.
The Queensland Studies Authority today released its annual Year 12 Outcomes Report - a magnifying glass for parents and students wanting to see how more than 700 schools across the state performed.
The 2011 crop of final-year students have been described as having the best results on record by Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek.
Mr Langbroek said the report was re-jigged to better illustrate the variety of accomplishments for the class of 2011.
"There's a broader range of student and school achievement information available, including a breakdown of Overall Positions (OPs) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications," Mr Langbroek said.
"We can also see the number of students who completed university subjects while at school, gained International Baccalaureate Diplomas or received a VET Diploma, Advanced Diploma or completed a unit from these courses.
"This is about recognising that our schools don't take a 'one size fits all' approach and there are a number of pathways students can take.
Mr Langbroek said the report showed young people were well prepared to make successful transitions from school to work and further study.
"Parents and the community should remember that the report is a snapshot of results because a school is more than just a set of numbers, and these results do not rank schools," he said.
"While many students aspire to go to university, there are also those who want to learn a trade or go to TAFE and a measure of a school's success is its ability to fulfil these aspirations, regardless of what they are."
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