How are AEDC results used

How are AEDC results used

How are AEDC results reported? 

AEDC results are reported publicly through data tables and maps, written reports and profiles available via the data explorer.

You can search for your Community Profile in the data explorer on this website. 

All participating eligible schools have access to a school profile, which provides principals with AEDC results for their school and allows for comparison between their school, state/territory and national results. To ensure individual children's results cannot be identified, these are only available to schools with results for six or more children. 

How are AEDC results used? 

Results from the AEDC can have a significant influence on how schools and communities work together to improve developmental outcomes of children within the community. A series of Community Stories and School Stories have been developed to showcase how schools and communities across Australia have used their AEDC results to plan, develop and evaluate a wide range of initiatives for children and families.

Research snapshots provide a summary of how AEDC data has been used by researchers and policy makers to guide decision-making and planning and ensure resources and services are better targeted towards supporting the future and wellbeing of children and families across Australia.

A number of additional resources have been developed specifically for parents. These resources provide a wealth of useful information about many aspects of the program.