Step 4: how do you record and submit the data? ESSENTIAL
All schools participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.
Before the submission of data to educational authorities about the number of students with disability in a school, their level of reasonable adjustment and primary category of disability, the school principal is responsible for verifying that there is evidence to support the inclusion of these students in the national data collection.
The methods for recording data at the school level and submitting the data differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and, in some cases, from school to school, depending on the local systems in place and the varying requirements in each jurisdiction and school sector.
Education authorities or the school principal will advise you about the data input arrangements that apply to your school.
All school staff need to remain aware of the importance of maintaining and storing accurate, up-to-date records of various types. This is so that schools can draw on the range of types of evidence available in the school about the provision of personalised reasonable adjustments to meet the learning and support needs of their students with disability.
Privacy and consent
The collection, transfer and storage of data are subject to a range of Commonwealth and/or state and territory legal requirements.
Information/advice about the privacy and consent arrangements that may apply to your school in relation to this data collection is available through your education authority/sector and school principal.
The case studies on this website work through the 4 steps of the national data collection process: Case studies matrix