Sources of evidence

Sources of evidence

A list of possible evidence sources as well as guides to using Scout reports, Tell Them From Me data and People Matter data.

The following is a list of possible sources of evidence that may assist schools with self-assessment against each element of the School Excellence Framework. Many sources of evidence are relevant to multiple elements. There may be other sources of evidence that are not included on the list. Evidence should be thoughtfully selected to guide judgements made during the self-assessment process. Evidence of initiative implementation is not the same as evidence that it has been effective.

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Learning

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Parent workshops
  • Learning and support processes
  • Individualised transition plans for target students
  • Participation in transition programs
  • Tell Them From Me (TTFM) data (TTFM web portal and Scout reports)
  • Focus groups
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (ILP/PLP) (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Internal student performance data results/findings
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD)
  • Other external student performance data (Scout Reports)
  • Personalised Learning and Support Signposting Tool (PLASST) data
  • Specialist staff (e.g. Speech pathologist/Occupational therapist)
  • Suspension rates (increase/decrease)
  • Attendance improvement strategies
  • Peer support programs to support transitions
  • Transition to school/orientation programs

Teaching

  • Classroom observation records and documentation
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Instructional rounds, observations and feedback
  • Lesson plans and timetables
  • Professional learning evaluations
  • Staff meetings (e.g. minutes, agendas)
  • Student performance data
  • Teacher professional development plans and reviews
  • Tell Them From Me data
  • Staff professional development
  • Exit slips
  • Student feedback
  • Teacher feedback
  • Teaching and Learning programs
  • Classroom management plans
  • School wide approach to classroom management

  • Classroom observation records and documentation
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Instructional rounds, observations and feedback
  • Lesson plans and timetables
  • Professional learning evaluations
  • Staff meetings (e.g. minutes, agendas)
  • Student performance data
  • Teacher professional development plans and reviews
  • Tell Them From Me data
  • Staff professional development
  • Exit slips
  • Student feedback
  • Teacher feedback
  • Teaching and Learning programs
  • Classroom management plans
  • School wide approach to classroom management

  • Classroom observation records and documentation
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Instructional rounds, observations and feedback
  • Lesson plans and timetables
  • Professional learning evaluations
  • Staff meetings (e.g. minutes, agendas)
  • Student performance data
  • Teacher professional development plans and reviews
  • Tell Them From Me data
  • Staff professional development
  • Exit slips
  • Student feedback
  • Teacher feedback
  • Teaching and Learning programs
  • Classroom management plans
  • School wide approach to classroom management

  • Classroom observation records and documentation
  • Individual/Personalised Learning Plans (e.g. % of students with plan, % of students meeting goals in ILPs)
  • Instructional rounds, observations and feedback
  • Lesson plans and timetables
  • Professional learning evaluations
  • Staff meetings (e.g. minutes, agendas)
  • Student performance data
  • Teacher professional development plans and reviews
  • Tell Them From Me data
  • Staff professional development
  • Exit slips
  • Student feedback
  • Teacher feedback
  • Teaching and Learning programs
  • Classroom management plans
  • School wide approach to classroom management

Leading

  • Evidence of workplace planning, such as succession planning and leadership development
  • Tell Them from Me surveys
  • Frequency of, and attendance rates for, school cultural events (i.e. NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day)
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Parent Teacher nights and other information sessions (e.g. attendance, frequency)
  • Parent & Citizens (P&C) meetings (e.g. minutes)
  • School social media platforms (e.g. rates of engagement, number of followers)
  • School plan
  • Annual school report
  • Performance and Development Plan (PDP) processes
  • Leadership pathways programs
  • Community communication processes
  • School assessment tool
  • Evidence of distributed leadership
  • Induction programs
  • Use of School use of Quality Teaching Successful Students (QTSS) funding
  • 360-degree surveys
  • Community engagement activities

  • Evidence of workplace planning, such as succession planning and leadership development
  • Tell Them from Me surveys
  • Frequency of, and attendance rates for, school cultural events (i.e. NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day)
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Parent Teacher nights and other information sessions (e.g. attendance, frequency)
  • Parent & Citizens (P&C) meetings (e.g. minutes)
  • School social media platforms (e.g. rates of engagement, number of followers)
  • School plan
  • Annual school report
  • Performance and Development Plan (PDP) processes
  • Leadership pathways programs
  • Community communication processes
  • School assessment tool
  • Evidence of distributed leadership
  • Induction programs
  • Use of School use of Quality Teaching Successful Students (QTSS) funding
  • 360-degree surveys
  • Community engagement activities

  • Evidence of workplace planning, such as succession planning and leadership development
  • Tell Them from Me surveys
  • Frequency of, and attendance rates for, school cultural events (i.e. NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day)
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Parent Teacher nights and other information sessions (e.g. attendance, frequency)
  • Parent & Citizens (P&C) meetings (e.g. minutes)
  • School social media platforms (e.g. rates of engagement, number of followers)
  • School plan
  • Annual school report
  • Performance and Development Plan (PDP) processes
  • Leadership pathways programs
  • Community communication processes
  • School assessment tool
  • Evidence of distributed leadership
  • Induction programs
  • Use of School use of Quality Teaching Successful Students (QTSS) funding
  • 360-degree surveys
  • Community engagement activities

  • Evidence of workplace planning, such as succession planning and leadership development
  • Tell Them from Me surveys
  • Frequency of, and attendance rates for, school cultural events (i.e. NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day)
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Parent Teacher nights and other information sessions (e.g. attendance, frequency)
  • Parent & Citizens (P&C) meetings (e.g. minutes)
  • School social media platforms (e.g. rates of engagement, number of followers)
  • School plan
  • Annual school report
  • Performance and Development Plan (PDP) processes
  • Leadership pathways programs
  • Community communication processes
  • School assessment tool
  • Evidence of distributed leadership
  • Induction programs
  • Use of School use of Quality Teaching Successful Students (QTSS) funding
  • 360-degree surveys
  • Community engagement activities
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