In the sixth issue of the bulletin On the Road to Quality Improvement, we have reflected on the process of school development. There are reflections here on how to balance stability with change, how to find possibilities of improving the quality of one's own work and how to implement these possibilities. Two experienced headmasters of secondary schools shared their experience of what is essential for the development of schools. They both agreed that the key to quality is the quality of teachers. We offer for use a variety of evaluation tools that help teachers and headmaster with individual evaluation of the work and development of teachers and senior teachers. Some of them can be found in the Annex. In the conclusion, you will learn about what is new in the project, and at the same time the lead project manager evaluates activities before the end of the project.
In the fifth issue of the bulletin On the Road to Quality Improvement, we examined the next phase of self-evaluation, in which the self-evaluation report is generated. There are reflections here on the meaning and function of the self-evaluation report, on the process of its creation and on the structure of the self-evaluation report. Also, headmasters of two primary schools shared their experience of creating reports on school self-evaluation. This issue also addressed the question of whether, with whom, and how to communicate the results of self-evaluation. We also deal with the issue of legislative changes. We also offer practical opportunities for ascertaining the climate of the school or class, and we also introduce questionnaires for teachers, students and parents, which can be found in the Annex. You will also learn what new has been happening in the project and will happen and what tools and other outputs can already be used.
In the fourth issue of the bulletin On the Road to Quality, we addressed another phase of self-evaluation - processing data and information, analyzing results and interpretation thereof. This theme appears in a number of articles; you can read, for example, about how a school can best exploit the data collected. We also contemplate the fact that when interpreting data we work not only with the data, but also with people, and what the results might mean. We will also offer you practical examples of evaluation and interpretation of data. We also deal with the issue of legislative changes and what new is happening in some activities of the project - now we have focused on the work of self-evaluation consultants who have worked directly in schools since November 2010. We will invite you to workshops in the upcoming school year as well as to our final conference. Last but not least, we will offer you an evaluation tool called Surveys for parents, pupils and teachers.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
In the third issue of the On the road to Quality bulletin, we focused on the choice of tools, methods and techniques. This theme goes through many contributions and you will learn for example how is it possible to approach the gathering of information, what are the advantages and pitfalls of the most often used methods and how to choose the methods. We will think about what the testing of the results of pupils‘ education could and couldn’t bring us and what are its dangers. We will also deal with the question of how to recognize the quality of evaluation tools and think about what would the change of legislation in the area of self/evaluation, which is being prepared, mean. We will have opportunity to read more interesting articles about the activities we offer you and the experience of your colleagues in the area of self-evaluation. And last but not least – we offer you a unique tool – the framework for the self-evaluation of school.
Monday, 13 December 2010
After the first issue, which reported on the new project, we would like to dedicate another issue of our newsletter to the various stages of the self-evaluation process. The second issue of the bulletin is focused on the initial phase of self-evaluation: an analysis of the current status, plan for self-evaluation and selection of criteria and indicators. The theme penetrates in various forms a number of contributions, be it the professional articles or those dealing with experience of the school headmasters.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
The Bulletin deals with various issues and aspects of the implementation of school self-assessment. We welcome you to the first issue of the bulletin of the national project Road to Quality Improvement, designed to help schools in their self-evaluation processes. We will meet on this journey together twice a year for three years. About 500 schools have signed up to direct participation in some of the project activity, but we would like the rest of you to find something useful for yourselves and inspiration for assessment of your school in the bulletin. In making it, we used your requests and suggestions from the project questionnaire published in Ucitelske noviny newspapers as well as other studies.
Monday, 14 December 2009