The Guardian 28 Nov 2023 by Caitlin Cassidy

Australia’s most disadvantaged students are achieving at a level up to five years behind their most affluent counterparts, new analysis reveals.

The report, provided exclusively to Guardian Australia by public education advocacy group Save our Schools, analysed the latest national Naplan results by student background.

It found significant achievement gaps in literacy and numeracy between rich and poor students at all year levels, to the equivalent of five years of learning by year 9.

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