I am excited be presenting a session at EARCOS 2015, details below:
Triangulating Attainment, Attitude and Aptitude: To Identify Student Learning Needs And Provide Targeted Interventions To Improve Primary/Elementary Pupil Outcomes.
The collection of pupil attainment data in schools is nothing new, but attainment data is only part of the picture. At Garden International School, in Kuala Lumpur, we know that data only becomes effective if it stimulates questions, meaningful dialogue and discussion and actions that make a difference to student learning. During this session I will share how we have changed our approach to the kind of pupil data we collect, and the way we use it to better support learning for all our students across the Primary (Elementary) School.
Objectives for the session
- Reflect on the importance of understanding data and how this can positively impact pupil outcomes
- Identify what data to collect to have an impact in your schools
- Gain a better understanding of the importance of triangulating data for maximum impact – – The 3 As!
- Think about what this means for us all as school leaders
What doesn’t work in education: the politics of distraction
What works best in eduction: the politics of collaborative expertise
The largest barrier to student learning: WITHIN-SCHOOL variability
Does every student n your school make one year’s progress in one year?
What are we doing at GIS?
A2 Aptitude – measuring students potential
A3 Attitude – measuring students attitude to learning
GIS next steps?
So why does this mean for us school leaders?
How will you use your data to:
Know your impact?
Monitor your value add?
Trends across cohorts or groups?
Vulnerable groups of students?
Plan strategic improvement? (Interventions etc.)
Personalise learning for the INDIVIDUAL student?
References and resources
Presentation in PDF format can be downloaded from here:
I will add:
- Further information on location etc. as we get it
If you are interested in this area and want to start exploring it, please tweet me @susanwalter99 or comment below.
I look forward to meeting you at EARCOS 2015 in Bangkok