Appendix 2: Sample of schools

The following demographics relate to the sample. It should be noted that due to the fact that schools were selected on the basis of a review schedule rather than by demographic characteristics, the sample does not reflect the national percentages in terms of school type, school decile group, school size, or school locality.

Table 1: Schools by type

School type

Number of schools

Percentage of sample

National percentage[35]

Full primary (Years 1-8)

34

30

44

Contributing (Years 1-6)

40

35

32

Intermediate (Years 7-8)

8

7

5

Composite (Years 1-10)

1

1

<1

Composite (Years 1-15)

4

4

4

Secondary (Years 7-15)

9

8

4

Secondary (Years 9-15)

17

15

9

Total

113

100

100

Table 2: Schools by decile

School decile group

Number of schools

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Low (decile 1-3)

30

27

32

Medium (decile 4-7)

41

36

39

High (decile 8-10)

42

37

29

Total

113

100

100

Table 3: Schools by size

School roll size

Number of schools

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Very small

7

6

11

Small

18

16

26

Medium

54

48

36

Large

21

19

19

Very large

13

11

8

Total

113

100

100

Table 4: Schools by locality

School locality

Number of schools

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Main urban

63

56

53

Secondary urban

10

9

6

Minor urban

21

18

12

Rural

19

17

29

Total

113

100

100

The following information relates to the subject areas and classrooms visited as part of this evaluation.

Table 5: Secondary school subject areas

Subject area

Number of classrooms

The Arts

7

English

17

Health and physical education

7

Languages

4

Mathematics and statistics

15

Science

13

Social sciences

8

Technology

9

Table 6: Number of classrooms visited by year levels

Years 0-2

29

Years 1-3

2

Years 1-4

1

Years 3-4

28

Years 5-6

32

Years 7-8

28

Year 9

17

Year 10

15

Year 11

16

Year 12

16

Year 13

16

Total

200