Case studies

These case studies document what working through the School Excellence self-assessment process might look like for a particular element. These case studies and evidence sets are based on real schools to show you the self-assessment process they followed and the types of evidence they used. The case studies may give you some ideas for how to assess the performance of your own school. The case studies are not intended to be prescriptive – as long as your judgements are based on reliable evidence, the self-assessment process you follow is up to you.

Effective Classroom Practice - Sustaining and Growing

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First page of Blue Creek case study

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SchoolBlue Creek Public School
DomainTeaching
ElementEffective Classroom Practice
LevelSustaining and Growing 
School typeMetropolitan primary school

Student Performance Measures - Delivering

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SchoolHopewood Boys High School
DomainLearning
ElementStudent Performance Measures 
LevelDelivering 
School typeMetropolitan boys high school

Student Performance Measures (SSP) - Delivering

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Cover of Bay View case study

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SchoolBay View School
DomainLearning
ElementStudent Performance Measures 
LevelDelivering 
School typeMetropolitan K-12 SSP

Collaborative Practice - Delivering

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Cover of Colgullie case study

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SchoolColgullie High School
DomainTeaching 
ElementCollaborative Practice 
LevelDelivering 
School typeRural high school

School Resources - Sustaining and Growing

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SchoolMyrtle Bay Primary School
DomainLeading
ElementSchool Resources 
LevelSustaining and Growing 
School typeProvincial primary school
Case studies are currently available for selected elements and school types. More case studies will be added as they are developed, including schools that have undergone external validation. Examples of evidence submitted by some of the NSW government schools involved in the first year of external validation in 2016 can be viewed in the evidence sets section of this website.
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