Next steps

The purpose of the ‘School determined next steps in the self-assessment process’ is to identify how the school will refine their self-assessment practices using the School Excellence Framework to support continuous school improvement.

Things to consider

Schools should consider the following guiding questions prior to the panel meeting, where the school determined next steps in the self-assessment process will be discussed and finalised.

  • How will you build on the effective evaluative practices that your team engaged in throughout this process?
  • How will you go about collecting evidence in the future so that it is readily accessible, allows for a streamlined process and shows the impact of your programs/interventions?
  • What resources will you need to allocate to facilitate ongoing self-assessment processes?
  • How will you strengthen student, parent and community voices in the self-assessment process?
  • What school self-assessment processes could you implement to ensure ongoing evaluation to support planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting?

Next steps sample

When planning for improvement, the school has identified that there is a need to broaden our collective knowledge and ability to better measure the impact of programs in a more systematic and planned manner. The school needs to be clearer about the data sources (qualitative and quantitative) that will be used to measure the impact.

We will achieve this through:

  • professional development for all staff in effective evaluation
  • reviewing and amending the school plan so that the impact of the processes can be better measured
  • continuing to build upon school committee groups to forward plan and use the logic model described in 5 Essentials for Effective Evaluation (CESE)
  • regular monitoring, evaluation and action of milestones to support the implementation of the school plan
  • establishing processes to systematically use the SPaRO software to collect and organise data more effectively.
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