ACECQA makes submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the National Education Evidence Base

ACECQA has made a submission to the inquiry into the national approach to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care and schools.

ACECQA believes that the scope of the terms of reference described in the issues paper should be broadened to include evidence for children aged birth to four and should cover all children, regardless of whether they attend an education and care program.

ACECQA’s submission strongly supports improved data linkages that would provide valuable information between education and care and child outcomes, and facilitate evidence-driven policy, subject to appropriate data protection methods.

The Productivity Commission will seek further information and feedback following release of a draft report in August 2016.