Principal of Blue Haven Public School, Paul McDermott, recently shared insights into how evidence-based practices at the school have led to significant growth in student learning at Blue Haven.
You can now watch the video recording of his talk.
Want to know more? CESE recently published a suite of resources about how Blue Haven's focus on instructional leadership, explicit teaching, student wellbeing and other evidence-based practices, helped improve student academic performance.
Increasing parent participation in Tell Them From Me surveys
We've released practical resources and case studies to help schools lift parent participation in the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) survey. High participation rates in the TTFM parent survey helps schools reliably identify areas of strength and areas for improvement from the perspective of parents, and helps inform practical changes where needed.
Using data with confidence: The Educator Calculator
Have you used The Educator Calculator (TEC)? TEC is part of the Using data with confidence resources. This multipurpose calculator helps teachers analyse internal and external student assessments, and evaluate and modify student learning and/or teaching practices as needed.
With TEC, teachers can:
analyse the distribution of student scores in an assessment for a class, across a grade or across a stage
monitor learning growth for a cohort of students in all key learning areas over time
compare distribution of student performance between pre and post-tests.
Teachers and school leaders can learn how to use tools such as The Educator Calculator to interpret data by accessing the ‘Using data with confidence’ online resources or the face-to-face course.
CESE out and about
The CESE team has been engaging with different schools, unpacking evidence-based practices and topics including authentic self-assessment and authentic collaboration through the School Excellence Framework.
Last month, we celebrated Education Week and this year's theme 'Every Student, Every Voice' by sharing resources that help explore the value of listening to student voice.
Some of the resources available include: