General policy statement
The purpose of this Bill is to allow the Minister, by notice in the Gazette, to publish agreed national standards in literacy and numeracy, and to require schools to provide information in their annual reports about the progress of students in respect of any national standards in literacy and numeracy that have been published. This will enable parents to be well-informed about students' schooling and to assess whether remedial action may be required for schools and students whose achievements fall short of the national standards.
Clause by clause analysis
Clause 1 is the Title.
Clause 2 provides for the Bill to come into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Clause 3 states that the Education Act 1989 is the principal Act.
Clause 4 inserts a requirement to publish national standards in literacy and numeracy.
Clause 5 inserts a requirement for schools to provide an analysis of students' progress measured against the national standards.