Success Ratio (2004)
Comparative data for 2005 – Innovative Research Universities
Source of data DEST Institutional Student
Equity Performance Data
Access Rate (%)
Participation Rate (%)
Definitions of Equity Performance Indicators Rate The rate is simply the indicator expressed as a percentage. Ratio The ratio is the indicator expressed as a rate divided by a reference value for that indicator. This is a better measure of equity because it makes a comparison between the equity group and a suitable benchmark. Ratios of less than 1.00 indicate poor performance, while ratios of 1.00 and greater indicate good performance. Access Access is the commencements of a group and it is expressed only as a rate. Participation Reference value revised. Participation is the indicator for all enrolments of a group. It can be expressed as a rate or a ratio. The reference value for students with disabilities, NESB students, and students from rural and isolated areas is the percentage of that group’s share of the general state population aged between 15-64. The reference value for low SES students is the percentage of high SES students in the same cohort. Retention ** Retention is the number of domestic students who re-enrol at an institution in a given year, as a proportion of students who were enrolled in the previous year. Success Success measures academic performance by comparing the number of units passed to the number of units attempted. It can be expressed as a rate or a ratio. As above, the reference value for an equity group is the success rate of all other students in the same cohort. Success data is calculated one year in arrears.
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