Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Improve your knowledge in collecting evidence, assessing students, and moderating data for the NCCD  

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability is an annual collection of information about students with disability. 

This data enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand student needs and how they can be best supported at school. 

Schools should start entering their NCCD data into CASES21 during Term 2 to meet the Friday 6 August deadline. 

Evidence and moderation 

Teachers play an important role in the NCCD data process. 

When moderating decisions for the NCCD, teachers will have professional discussions using evidence such as Student Support Group minutes, Individual Education Plans, teacher workplans and anecdotal notes. This can be carried out in professional learning communities, at staff meetings or in conversations with staff. 

Schools should begin their moderation process towards the end of Term 2 or early Term 3.  

As the NCCD is a retrospective record of adjustments over a minimum of 10 weeks, this evidence can be collected anytime between the 2020 and 2021 reference dates.  

Schools are not required to create new or additional evidence for the NCCD. This should already be standard practice to meet legal obligations under the DDA. 

Help for teachers  

Teachers can use a new factsheet and a range of resources that will assist teachers in improving their knowledge of the NCCD, including determining students who are eligible for the NCCD.  

There are also targeted professional development courses to improve teachers’ understanding of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.  

How Bayswater Primary School does the NCCD 

At Bayswater Primary School, moderation is an important part of their NCCD process.  

Teachers have professional discussions to promote in-depth analysis of evidence to provide accurate and well-considered judgements for the NCCD.  

The school shows how they complete their NCCD in a video available on the NCCD portal.  

Find out more 

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For further NCCD enquires, including CASES21 support, contact the NCCD team: