The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today officially launched theMy School website during a visit to Tempe High School in Sydney.
TheMy School website went live this morning and has had more than 1.5 million hits as Australians have logged on to access comprehensive information about their local school.
My School contains important information about each of Australia’s 10 000 schools including the number of students at the school, the number of teachers at the school and how the school is performing in national literacy and numeracy testing.
Parents and school communities are also able to compare their school’s results with neighbouring schools and up to 60 statistically similar schools.
By comparing statistically similar schools, it will be clear which schools are doing well and which schools need an extra hand.
The Rudd Government is standing ready with new money and new targeted programs to help schools which are found to be struggling.
The Rudd Government is investing $550 million to improve the quality of teaching and school leadership.
The Rudd Government has also committed more than $2 billion to boost literacy and numeracy, assist schools in low socio-economic communities and improve teacher quality.
The Rudd Government, together with parents, teachers and the Australian community, wants to ensure every Australian child in every school receives a world class education.
My School delivers more information about our schools than parents and the nation have ever had before and will help drive further improvements to Australia’s education system.
Together with record investment in school infrastructure and a new National Curriculum, this new era of transparency will deliver an Education Revolution to all Australian schools.
To view theMy School website, visit http://www.myschool.edu.au