On 29 June 2018, the National School Resourcing Board (the Board) presented to Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, its final report on the review of the SES score methodology.
The review considered the funding arrangements for determining the capacity of non-government school communities to contribute to the operational costs of their school.
The Minister has issued a media release on the Board's final report.
Terms of reference for the review were announced by the Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, on 3 November 2017.
The Board's Review of the socio-economic status score methodology: Final report is the product of extensive consultation through a public submission process, targeted consultations across all states and territories, and in-depth research and analysis on a range of issues and options proposed by stakeholders.
An Issues Paper was released on 19 December 2017 which proposed principles and questions for public submissions to consider. The public submission process closed on 20 February 2018 at 5.00pm (AEST).
A total of 295 submissions were received and considered by the Board.
Note: Not all submissions have been published, including those from authors who specifically requested that their submission remain confidential.
A research sub-committee, Chaired by Professor Stephen Lamb, was established to undertake research projects on behalf of the Board.
The following research reports were commissioned by the Board:
- Tanton, R. and Peel, D. Stability of Incomes for small geographies, University of Canberra, Canberra
- Wade, A. The potential for including household wealth in a measure of capacity to contribute, Victoria University, Melbourne
- Wade, A. The potential for including school income and wealth in a measure of capacity to contribute, Victoria University, Melbourne