Measuring progress

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Topic summary

Research reviews

Using data for inquiry and improvement

General principles and guidelines for gathering and analysing data and using the findings to inform decision-making and improve practice.

Common mistakes in using data for inquiry and improvement

A brief introduction to some of the routine mistakes made when gathering and analysing data, and how to avoid them.


In consideration of educational tests: evil, necessary, or beneficial?

Professor Gavin Brown (University of Auckland) takes a balanced perspective that suggests despite unwelcome side effects, schools and teachers need tests to know what students can or cannot do

Understanding your students’ socio-emotional learning

Dr Heidi Leeson (Monocle Education) discusses social-emotional learning (SEL) and share her latest research on the most impactful areas of SEL in regard to academic performance and the developmental stages of students



The value of educational tests

Key ideas from the webinar with Professor Gavin Brown on how teachers can use tests to inform teaching and learning.

Understanding and measuring students’ social-emotional learning

The key insights from our webinar with Dr Heidi Leeson on the importance of social-emotional learning for academic achievement.

Using data to inform teaching and learning

Darcy Fawcett and the teachers from Gisborne Boys High School share insights into their work on improving and automating data analysis

It worked! Data analysis made easy

Bright Spots Report 2018-2020 by Darcy Fawcett, Gisborne Boys High School

Deprivatising data; one school’s journey to use data more effectively in Years 0 to 6

Julie Gifkins, Head of Junior School at St Cuthbert’s College, discusses the journey her teachers have been on over the past 4 years to use data and evidence more effectively to inform their practice and identify areas they need to improve
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