This kete contains a range of proven tools, case studies and commentaries to support school leaders and PLD facilitators who are tasked with leading accelerated success for Māori learners. These have a particular focus on the collection and use of data to inform critical discussions and actions for improvement.
Goal setting with evidence
This gallery looks at how using evidence to set goals and targets for student learning has been an integral part of school leadership for a number of years. Goal setting is increasingly focused on achieving equitable outcomes. This is supported by the creation of monitoring and reporting systems that enable focused interventions where the evidence shows specific needs.
Using evidence for learning
Using evidence for learning
An Assessment Online toolkit
Understanding and managing the range of information that counts as evidence of student learning and achievement can be daunting. It requires teachers and school leaders to be confident in their assessment literacy.
The Ministry of Education has developed tools in the Assessment Online website that cover the understandings and skills educators need in order to:
gather dependable information about the status of a student’s (or group of students’) learning
accurately aggregate and present information so that it can be easily understood
interpret and evaluate information for individuals and groups of students to help decide what to do next to support learning
present and share information to build partnerships for learning (with parents, whānau, colleagues, boards)
set challenging but achievable targets for improved student achievement.
Using data (image)
This contribution provides links to resources in the Assessment Online collection that leaders can explore with their teachers as they gather and interpret data.
This contribution provides links to resources in the Assessment Online collection that leaders can use to organise and analyse data in different ways. They can be used to focus on equity outcomes for learners, for example, to assist with setting specific equity targets.
Principal John Bangma and Deputy Principal Jenny Washington discuss data-driven decision making at Mairehau Primary School, where learning walks and reciprocal visits are used to collect data at a whole-school level. This data can then inform school development as well as feed back into classrooms.
Principal John Bangma and Deputy Principal Jenny Washington of Mairehau Primary School discuss how data is used to inform teaching and learning. They believe that the data gathered in our classrooms is not always used effectively to inform teaching and learning. At times, it is gathered only for the sake of gathering data. At Mairehau School they make decisions about what data to gather to support student achievement.
Tools to inform change
This gallery contains several survey tools that schools can use to identify, review, and gather information to help improve decision making and processes.
Whānau, hapū, and iwi connections (image)
Reviewing your school–whānau partnerships
Te arotake i ngā hononga kura–whānau
This interactive tool helps school leaders and whānau to identify the strengths and needs of their school–whānau partnerships in relation to seven areas:
an overview of school–whānau partnerships
the school curriculum
teaching and learning at school
teaching and learning at home
day-to-day involvement in the school community
special events and occasions.
Leadership model (image)
This survey tool is part of the Te Kotahitanga initiative. It is designed to help school leaders access the voices of parents and whānau.
This interactive tool is part of the Ruia School–Whānau Partnership resource. It will help school leaders to examine their partnerships with whānau.
This tool was developed as part of the He Kākano initiative. It supports school leaders in developing a culturally responsive leadership model.
This is another tool developed as part of the He Kākano initiative. It is a framework model for developing culturally responsive leadership.