Healthy evaluation practice is a central part of innovation in teaching and learning.
Core evaluation techniques
Core resources on evaluation can be found at the Department’s Evaluation resource hub.
This includes practical advice for schools on:
- evaluative thinking
- logic modelling
- step-by-step guide to logic modelling
- building a logic model – demonstration stage 2 robotics program video
- step-by-step evaluation planning (including a template and worked example)
- turning data into evidence
- collecting data using:
Complementary evaluation techniques
In addition, here are some complementary techniques that schools may find useful when testing prototypes and engaging the school community in evaluative processes:
- most significant change
- using videos and photos as data – photo voice, photo elicitation and video capture
- using student products as data
- student shadowing.
For advice or queries about evaluation, visit the Evaluation resource hub contact us page.
Further reading and resources
Evaluative thinking for successful educational innovation Lorna Earl, Helen Timperley (July 2015) OECD Education Working Papers