Effectively and proactively gathering and using student feedback data across your school is critical to improving teaching and learning, school experiences and wellbeing outcomes. This information plays an important part in being a truly data-driven school. Data-driven decision making in schools is a system of procedures that allows teachers and leaders to identify where students and cohorts are struggling, make changes and track progress.
The question for schools is how can we effectively harness the right types of data and ensure it flows to those who can utilize it to make change?
Firstly they feel that their voice is heard and encourages agency in their learning and school environments. But secondly, it harnesses an often untapped data source. Proactive and consistent collection and use of student feedback data allows for progressive insights and subsequent adjustments. Schools that are truly data-driven in this way see clear improvements across the school :
Amongst the schools that do this will, which is to say schools that are truly data-driven, we tend to notice three common traits:
When creating a data-driven school environment, there are a few key factors to bear in mind and prioritize:
At Ziplet, we believe deeply in the power of student feedback data. It is a crucial support for teachers in managing their classes and developing their practice, and provides robust, rich insights to school leadership, allowing for informed and highly relevant strategic decisions to be made. It is certainly an ongoing process, involving learning and iterative development. Uniquely, the earlier you start collecting it, the more impactful it becomes, and more quickly - a compounding benefit to your school’s journey. If this sounds like something your school could benefit from, we’d love to hear from you - get in touch to understand how we can help your school.
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