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Factors affecting year 12 retention across Australian States and Territories in the 1990's

Ryan, Chris; Watson, Louise


This paper contains a comparison of high school completion rates across Australian States and Territories from 1989 to 2002. These completion rates, known as 'retention rates' have a number of well-known deficiencies. when we adjust 'official' 2002 retention rates to take account of these measurement problems, the pattern of 'performance' across jurisdictions changes substantially. Moreover, the adjustments allow identification of the pattern of mismeasurement of national retention over the...[Show more]

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