School Self-Evaluation Seminar for Post-Primary School

Report
School Self-Evaluation
Seminar for Post-Primary School Principals
2012
Session 1
Overview of seminar
Session 1
9.15 – 11.00
SSE : Context and Rationale
Introduction and overview of School Self-Evaluation
Guidelines and 6 step process
Reflection; where are we now?
11.00 – 11.15
Coffee
Session 2
SSE through the lens of Literacy – working through the
process
Spotlight on Target Setting
Reflection – The process in action
11.15 – 12.45
12.45 – 1.45
Lunch
Session 3
SSE through the lens of Numeracy – working through
the process
Reflection; where to next?
1.45 – 3.15
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Session 1 objectives
• To introduce the School Self –Evaluation
Guidelines for Post-Primary Schools
• To provide a rationale for school self evaluation
• To set the context for school self-evaluation
• To outline the school self-evaluation process
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Reflection..
What questions do you
currently have about
planning for and
implementing the
self - evaluation
process in your school?
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
What is in it for your school?
Affirms good
practices
Inclusive of all
voices
Trusts teachers’
professionalism
Improvements in
learning
Acknowledges
school context
Evidence
based
judgements
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
School SelfEvaluation
External
Evaluation
School Improvement
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
A reframing of the SDP process
4. Implementation
and
monitoring
5. Evaluation
Gather
solid
evidence
Analyse it
1. Review
Make judgements
3. Action
Plan
2. Prioritise
and set target(s)
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Introducing the Guidelines
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Key Messages
• The primary purpose of school self-evaluation is
to improve the quality of learner outcomes
• School self-evaluation is an internal, reflective
process of school review which requires schools
to examine their practice honestly and critically
• The gathering of evidence to justify and to inform
action planning for improvement is a
fundamental principle of school self-evaluation
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
To summarise…
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Broad requirements
• build on the existing SDP process
• evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in literacy,
numeracy and at least one other aspect of T & L over
the four year period from 2012/13 to 2015/16
• write a short SSE report for the area examined
• devise a SIP for aspects of practice identified for
improvement in the area examined
• First SIP to be in place by June 2013
• Each subject department to engage in self-evaluation
with a specific focus on the area selected.
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
The Teaching and Learning Quality Framework
Theme
Teaching & Learning
Learner
outcomes
Learning
experiences
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Teachers’
practices
12
Getting started; using the teaching and
learning framework
Page 24 / 25
The Teaching and Learning Quality Framework
Sub-themes
Theme
Teaching & Learning
Learner
outcomes
• Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Learning
experiences
• Learning
environment
• Engagement in
learning
• Learning to learn
Teachers’
practices
•
•
•
•
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Preparation for
teaching
Teaching approaches
Management of
students
Assessment
14
Towards the Six-Step Process : a recap
 Engage in collaborative staff reflection using Fig 3.3
P. 25
 Consider questions on pg. 12 to guide discussion
 Consult readily available assessment records and
results of standardised tests
 Select subthemes to be evaluated using the
evaluation criteria (Chapter 4)
 Begin the six-step school self-evaluation process
through the lens of the subthemes selected
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Key steps in the SSE Process
Gather
evidence
Implement and
monitor improvement
plan
Devise a 3-year
school
improvement plan
Analyse
the
evidence
Make judgements about
strengths and areas for
development
Write school selfevaluation report
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Considerations
Mixture of data
• Quantitative
• Qualitative
Triangulation of data
Teachers
Students
Parents
BOM
DES & SEC
SC & HSCL
NEPS
Other agencies
Gather enough that is relevant and sufficiently informs the line of enquiry in
order to avoid overload and facilitate effective analysis
The Teaching and Learning Quality Framework
Theme
Learner
outcomes
Evidence
Teaching & Learning
Learning
experiences
Standardised/
STen scores, CAT,
SEC, copies,
class tests,
attitudinal survey
•Questionnaires
•Learning log
•Observation
Teachers’
practices
• Focus group
• Questionnaires
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
18
• What is this evidence telling us ?
• What are our findings?
• Any clear areas of strength/areas in need of
improvement emerging?
• How do our findings fit with our current views?
Analyse evidence using evaluation criteria/quality statements
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
• Under the subthemes selected, use the relevant
evaluation criteria/quality statement based on identified
strengths and areas for improvement
• Judge overall quality by indicating the school’s current
position along the continuum
Judgements made against the criteria or quality statements
must be based on the information or evidence gathered
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Page 63
SSE Reports should be no longer than 2 / 3 pages
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
P 68
Page 68
SSE must result in the setting of specific targets towards action for
improvement – keep plans short!
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Who?
What?
When?
How?
Building in time for monitoring and review allows for adjustments to
be made and ensures SSE is a living process
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Provides direction
Provides focus
Inclusive Schools : fundamental
principles
• Inclusion
• Differentiation
• Team Teaching
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
One school’s story
www.schoolself-evaluation.ie
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Reflection
Take time now to consider your
school’s current position with
regard to SSE. Discuss and share
where you are at and share your
experiences or plans.
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Key Messages
• The primary purpose of school self-evaluation is
to improve the quality of learner outcomes
• School self-evaluation is an internal, reflective
process of school review which requires schools
to examine their practice honestly and critically
• The gathering of evidence to justify and to inform
action planning for improvement is a
fundamental principle of school self-evaluation
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
School Self-Evaluation
Seminar for Post-Primary School Principals
2012
Session 2
Objectives Session 2
• To illustrate the 6 step SSE process through
the lens of a literacy example
• To provide specific guidance in the area of
Target Setting
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Literacy
Literacy includes the capacity to read,
understand and critically appreciate various
forms of communication including spoken
language, printed text, broadcast media, and
digital media.
(Literacy & Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011, p.8)
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Literacy Worked example
School Biography
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
All girls voluntary secondary school
Under the trusteeship of CEIST
700 students
45 teachers
Urban
20 feeder-schools
Literacy core team in place
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Link Model
WHOLE STAFF
SUBJECT DEPARTMENTS
Modern
Foreign
Languages
Business
Science
Careers
&
SEN
History &
Geography
Maths
Practical
Subjects &
PE
Core Team
Senior
Link Teacher
Management
Literacy
Training
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
SSE Training
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
English
&
Irish
Literacy example
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
learning
Teaching
approaches
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Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
What do you want to find out?
THEME
Learner
Outcomes
Learning
experience
SUB-THEME
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
Learning
Teaching
Approaches
QUESTIONS
BASED ON
EVALUATION
CRITERIA
Attainment?
Progress?
Literacy skills?
Attitude to
literacy?
Active?
Motivated?
Collaborative?
Independent?
Methods?
Resources?
ICT?
TOOLS
1. STen scores
2. JC & LC results
3. Students work
4. Questionnaire
5. Questionnaire
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Teachers’
Practice
Guiding staff reflection
Learner outcomes
 Students’ overall attainment,
with regard to knowledge,
understanding and skills in
subjects and programmes, has
improved significantly in line with
targets; and expected outcomes
have been achieved
 Students enjoy learning the
subject and have developed
appropriate attitudes and
dispositions
Learning experiences
 Learning settings are safe, well
maintained, visually stimulating
and supportive of literacy and
numeracy
 Students have access to
appropriate materials, including
ICT, to support learning
 Students are enabled to engage
actively in a range of suitably
challenging, relevant and
interesting learning opportunities
 Students can meet the literacy
and numeracy challenges of the
subject
 Students are given support as
needed
 Students at risk of
underachieving have made good
progress
 Students are equipped with tools
and skills for learning now and in
the future.
 Students’ uptake levels and
performance in state
examinations compares
favourably with national norms,
within the school context.
Teachers’ practice
 Teachers prepare thoroughly for
lessons; expected learning
outcomes including literacy and
numeracy development are
clearly stated; and necessary
resources are in place
 Expected learning outcomes are
clearly communicated; lessons
are suitably paced to enable
progression in development of
knowledge and skills
 Teaching is focused, stimulating
and relevant. All aspects of the
subject, including subjectspecific language, are
thoroughly taught
 All students are respected; high
but realistic expectations are
communicated; and efforts and
achievements are affirmed
 A range of assessment methods
is used effectively to assess
progress.
6th class report cards
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
2012 1st Year Reading
Sten Score Analysis
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
School
15%
National
10%
5%
0%
1 to 3
(well below
average)
4
5 to 6
(average)
7
8 to 10
(well above
average)
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Well below average below av
average
average
above av
well above average
School
National
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here
to
access
on-line
Other Assessment Data
• What most schools are doing?
• Click here for an overview of information on
standardised testing in primary & postprimary schools in Ireland.
• Link to presentation ………………
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Analysis of State Exams
JC ANALYSIS TOOL
LC ANALYSIS TOOL
LCA/LCVP ANALYSIS TOOL
Click to access on-line
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Analysis of JC & LC Subject X
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
School
30%
National
20%
10%
0%
JC taking higher JC obtaining LC taking higher LC obtaining
level paper
honours grade
level paper
honours grade
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Scanning 6th class report cards
• Screen shot of report card
• Link to circular
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
SEC Chief Examiners Report
JC Geography 2011
• Ensure that students are aware of the
difference between description, explanation &
effects.
• To this end students could be encouraged to
develop descriptions & explanations both in
their class work & homework.
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Sample editing/writing checklist
devised by the whole staff
Satisfactory
Spelling – fewer than 3 errors
Punctuation & Grammar – fewer than 3 errors
Sequencing (new paragraphs/bullet point used for
new ideas in correct order)
Vocabulary (general & subject specific)
Clearly used
Structure of sentence/answer – full sentences
used/answers developed to the standard required
by the question.
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Not satisfactory
Samples of student’s work from a
range of subjects
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Analysis of students’ written work
from a sample across the curriculum
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Not Satisfactory
10%
0%
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Sample questionnaire for students
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Student Survey
•
•
•
•
Strengths
50% read for more than 1 hr.
60% reading fiction &
magazines
Students experience a variety
of variety of methodologies.
Students are confident
working in pairs & groups
Priorities for improvement
• Very few students believe
that their writing is legible
& even fewer edit their own
work.
• More students prefer to
write on facebook than
other genres.
• A general lack of confidence
in speaking in class
discussions.
Sample questionnaire for teachers
Teachers Survey
•
•
•
•
Strengths
54% of teachers are using
comprehension strategies
Cooperative learning
strategies being used.
Use of multiple text types
i.e. broadcast & digital
media.
Clear focused feedback is
given to students
Priorities for improvement
• Further use of
comprehension strategies
by all teachers
• Agreed success criteria
shared with students for
improving writing process is
clearly needed.
• Questioning techniques to
improve verbal & written
answers.
Activity
• Identify strengths and areas for improvement from the
evidence you have been allocated
• Collate strengths and areas for improvement using the
diagnostic window
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Consult appropriate evaluation criteria to
support your analysis
THEME
Learner Outcomes
Learning
Experiences
Teachers’ Practice
SUBTHEME
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
learning
Teaching
approaches
Evaluation criteria
p. 30
p. 34
p. 40
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Checking In
• Recording findings, strengths
and areas for improvement
• Benchmarking the findings for
the identified
themes/subthemes with the
relevant evaluation
criteria/quality statement
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
School Improvement Plan
• Image of report
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Targets
Improvement targets may relate to
any aspect of pupils’ achievement,
including their knowledge, skills and
their attitudes. ( SSE Guidelines p.61 )
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
SMART Targets
• Specific - focus on student learning outcomes
• Measurable – clear and precise
• Attainable - reflect ability and needs of studentsappropriately challenging / ambitious
• Realistic – to both school context, baseline data and
specific actions
• Timed - allowing time for planned actions to be
implemented
Language of targets
To increase
To meet
To cut
To raise
To expand
To decrease
To reduce
To complete
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
A useful formula …
Verb
Thing
affected
From
(baseline)
Level
intended
By (date)
An example:
To decrease (verb) the number of students who stated
that they did not like writing (thing effected) from 16%
(baseline) to 13% (level intended) by May 2013
from 13% to 10 % by May 2014 from 10% to 7% by May
2015
TARGETS NEED TO REFLECT A SCHOOLS INTENTION TO IMPROVE
ON ITS PREVIOUS BEST
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Baseline
Target
.
Action
Success Criteria
.
School Improvement Plan
• Image of report
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Who?
What?
When?
How?
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
One school’s story
www.schoolself-evaluation.ie
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Reflect and discuss
In what way has this activity
developed your understanding of
• use of evaluation methods/tools
• data analysis and interpretation
• writing an SSE report
• devising a school improvement
plan to include targets?
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Key Messages
• The primary purpose of school self-evaluation is
to improve the quality of learner outcomes
• School self-evaluation is an internal, reflective
process of school review which requires schools
to examine their practice honestly and critically
• The gathering of evidence to justify and to inform
action planning for improvement is a
fundamental principle of school self-evaluation
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
School Self-Evaluation
Seminar for Post-Primary School Principals 2012
Session 3
Objectives Session 3
• To consolidate the six step SSE process
through the lens of a numeracy example
• To provide participants with an opportunity to
reflect on and consider next steps
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Numeracy
Numeracy encompasses the ability to use
mathematical understanding and skills to solve
problems and meet the demands of day-to-day
living in complex social settings.
(Literacy & Numeracy for Learning
and Life 2011, p.8)
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Numeracy worked example
School Biography
•
•
•
•
•
•
DEIS
Mixed
Urban
300 students
15% EAL students
TY & LCA & JCSP
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Link Model
WHOLE STAFF
SUBJECT DEPARTMENTS
Modern
Foreign
Languages
Business
Science
Careers
&
SEN
History &
Geography
Maths
Practical
Subjects
Core Team
Link Teacher
Senior
Management
The PDST
is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
Numeracy
Training
SSE Training
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
English
&
Irish
Numeracy example
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
learning
Teaching
approaches
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and
Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
What do you want to find out?
THEME
Learner
Outcomes
Learning
experience
Teachers’
Practice
SUB-THEME
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
Learning
Teaching
Approaches
QUESTIONS
BASED ON
EVALUATION
CRITERIA
Attainment?
Progress?
Numeracy skills?
Attitude to
numeracy?
Active?
Motivated?
Collaborative?
Independent?
Methods?
Consistency?
Whole school
approach?
TOOLS
1. CAT scores
4. Questionnaire
2. JC & LC results
3. Maths
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
Competency
Test
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
5. Focus group
with numeracy
schedule prompt
question
Guiding Staff Reflection
Learner outcomes
 Students’ overall attainment,
with regard to knowledge,
understanding and skills in
subjects and programmes, has
improved significantly in line with
targets; and expected outcomes
have been achieved
 Students enjoy learning the
subject and have developed
appropriate attitudes and
dispositions
Learning experiences
 Learning settings are safe, well
maintained, visually stimulating
and supportive of literacy and
numeracy
 Students have access to
appropriate materials, including
ICT, to support learning
 Students are enabled to engage
actively in a range of suitably
challenging, relevant and
interesting learning opportunities
 Students can meet the literacy
and numeracy challenges of the
subject
 Students are given support as
needed
 Students at risk of
underachieving have made good
progress
 Students are equipped with tools
and skills for learning now and in
the future.
 Students’ uptake levels and
performance in state
examinations compares
favourably with national norms,
within the school context.
Teachers’ practice
 Teachers prepare thoroughly for
lessons; expected learning
outcomes including literacy and
numeracy development are
clearly stated; and necessary
resources are in place
 Expected learning outcomes are
clearly communicated; lessons
are suitably paced to enable
progression in development of
knowledge and skills
 Teaching is focused, stimulating
and relevant. All aspects of the
subject, including subjectspecific language, are
thoroughly taught
 All students are respected; high
but realistic expectations are
communicated; and efforts and
achievements are affirmed
 A range of assessment methods
is used effectively to assess
progress.
Analysis of CAT scores
30%
25%
20%
15%
School
National
10%
5%
0%
<73
74 to 82 to 89 to 97 to 104 to 112 to 119 to 127+
81
88
96
103 111 118 126
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Maths
Well below average…………………………….average….…………………………… well above average
School
National
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here
to
access
on-line
Analysis of State Exams
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Analysis of JC & LC Maths
90%
82%
79%
80%
70%
60%
48%
50%
50%
50%
School
40%
30%
20%
10%
22%
22%
7%
0%
JC taking higher JC obtaining LC taking higher LC obtaining
level paper
honours grade
level paper
honours grade
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
National
Maths Competency Test
Bar chart showing the percentage of students who answered questions correctly
Target: 80% of cohort to achieve proficiency
120%
100%
80%
Target: 60% of cohort
to achieve
proficiency
60%
40%
20%
0%
Click here for sample test
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under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Sample questionnaire for students
Student Survey
Strengths
• 52% of students like maths
• 57% of students check their
answers
• 79% said there was usually
more than one way to work
out a problem
• Students are engaging in
independent & cooperative
learning
• 81% believe they need maths
after school
Priorities for improvement
• Only 15% of students felt
that teachers had a positive
attitude to maths
• Only 11% of students said
they are good at figuring
out questions they have not
seen before
• 29% of students said they
are not good at explaining
maths in their own words
Activity
• Identify strengths and areas for improvement from the
evidence you have been allocated
• Collate strengths and areas for improvement using the
diagnostic window
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Consult appropriate evaluation criteria to
support your analysis
THEME
Learner Outcomes
Learner
Experiences
Teachers’ Practice
SUBTHEME
Attainment of
curriculum
objectives
Engagement in
learning
Teaching
approaches
Evaluation criteria
p. 30
p. 34
p. 40
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Checking In
• Recording findings, strengths
and areas for improvement
• Identifying themes/subthemes
emerging from the findings
• Benchmarking the findings for
the identified
themes/subthemes with the
relevant evaluation
criteria/quality statement
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
1.
Introduction
1.1
The focus of the evaluation
1.2
School context
2.
The findings
3.
Progress made on previously-identified improvement targets
4.
Summary of school self-evaluation findings
4.1
Our school has strengths in the following areas:
(List the main strengths of the school with regard to teaching and learning))
4.2
Thefollowing areas are prioritised for improvement:
(Specify the aspects of teaching and learning that need to be improved)
4.3
The following legislative and regulatory requirements need to be addressed.
(Specify the aspects that need to be addressed)
SSE Reports should be no longer than 2 / 3 pages
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
School Improvement Plan
• Image of report
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Who?
What?
When?
How?
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Broad requirements
• build on the existing SDP process
• evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in literacy,
numeracy and at least one other aspect of T & L over
the four year period from 2012/13 to 2015/16
• write a short SSE report for the area examined
• devise a SIP for aspects of practice identified for
improvement in the area examined
• First SIP to be in place by June 2013
• Each subject department to engage in self-evaluation
with a specific focus on the area selected.
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Example of a roadmap for the next 4 years
Year 1
2012/13
Year 2
2013/14
Literacy
Implement SIP for
Gather evidence
Literacy
SIP in place by June
2013
Numeracy
Gather evidence
SIP in place by June
2014
Year 3
2014/15
Year 4
2015/16
Implement SIP for
Numeracy
Implement SIP for
other area
Continue to
implement and
monitor SIP for
Literacy
Continue to
implement and
monitor SIP for
Literacy and SIP for
Numeracy
Other Area
Gather evidence
SIP in place by June
2015
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
One school’s story
www.schoolself-evaluation.ie
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Reflect … what next?
In light of today’s seminar
what actions do you need
consider in the
• short term
• medium term
• long term?
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Remaining Questions
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
SSE: Support for schools
Department of Education and Skills:
Inspectorate
www.schoolself-evaluation.ie
www.pdst.ie
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Support yourselves
• Plan for SSE – link it to your existing school
improvement agenda
• Integrate SSE into the day to day life of your
school
• Allow time
• Share the tasks
• Acknowledge your context
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
SSE: What’s in it for schools?
• SSE affirms what is already working
• SSE ensures that plans for improvement are rooted in
evidence
• SSE trusts and supports teachers as professionals
• SSE acknowledges school context
• SSE provides schools with a logical review framework
• SSE is inclusive of all voices
• SSE can significantly improve student learning
“Self-evaluation is the crucial mechanism for achieving any kind
of school improvement” (MacBeath, 1999:153)
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
Key Messages
• The primary purpose of school self-evaluation is
to improve the quality of learner outcomes
• School self-evaluation is an internal, reflective
process of school review which requires schools
to examine their practice honestly and critically
• The gathering of evidence to justify and to inform
action planning for improvement is a
fundamental principle of school self-evaluation
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
LINKS TO CIRCULARS & DOCUMENTS
1. National Strategy for Literacy & Numeracy
2. Summary of Strategy
3. DES SSE Guidelines for Post-primary Schools
4. Department Circular 0056/2011 (re: transfer of data)
5. Department Circular 0025/2012 (re: implementation of L & N strategy)
6. Department Circular 0040/2012 (re: implementation of SSE)
7. Report Card Templates (primary school)
8. NCCA Information re analysing standardised tests
9. NEPS resource pack for PP teachers
10. DES approved post-primary assessments
The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills
under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013

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