Age-standardised rate of student expulsions from New Zealand schools

By ethnic group and gender, 2017, rate per 1000 students

Definitions

Expulsion is the formal removal of a child from school or kura if they are 16 years old or older. This means they must leave and not attend the school they are enrolled at.
Expulsions occur only for 16 year-olds and above, therefore the expulsion rate refers to the number of expulsions per 1,000 standardised for students aged 16 or over.

Data calculation/treatment

This indicator uses age-standardised rates. These are expressed as expulsions per 1,000 students enrolled. Most expulsions peak at age 16, and age-standardisation allows a fair comparison between different cohorts. In any given year the schooling population will have a different age distribution. By standardising for age we can compare across years.

Exclusions

  • students from schools which are not receiving public funding
  • students at Correspondence School
  • adult students (older than 19), and
  • International Fee-Paying students.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

School Student Engagement and Participation: Expulsions from school 2017

Webpage:

http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/stand-downs-suspensions-exclusions-expulsions

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Expulsions Data' from the 'Downloads' section of the right-hand column

Import & extraction details

File as imported: School Student Engagement and Participation: Expulsions from school 2017

From the dataset School Student Engagement and Participation: Expulsions from school 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 1. Both, gender and ethnicity
  • Range: D5:E16
  • Provided: 24 data points

This data forms the table Education - Age-standardised expulsion rates in schools by ethnicity and gender 2017.

Dataset originally released on:

July 2018

Purpose of collection

Student attendance and engagement are critical factors relating to student achievement. The levels of stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions help provide indications of where engagement in productive learning may be absent and behavioural issues may be present.