See the Methodology section for definitions of the key measures.
The percentage achieving a good level of development and the percentage achieving at least expected in all early learning goals (ELGs) continue to rise, although the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years. The average point score remains the same as last year.
Good level of development
71.8% of children achieved a good level of development in 2019, up slightly by 0.3 ppts on 2018.
Achieving at least expected in all 17 early learning goals
The percentage of children achieving at least the expected level across all ELGs was 70.7%, up by 0.5ppts from last year.
Average total point score
The average point score remains the same as last year at 34.6.
For context, a child achieving the expected level on all 17 ELGs would score 34. One ELG being either ‘exceeding’ or ‘expected’ would move that child's total point score up or down respectively by 1 point.