Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Using data to improve learning programs


About this Illustration of Practice

At the start of the school year a curriculum coordinator leads and facilitates a discussion with a group of year 10 teachers to discuss and interpret the previous year’s National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results for the current year 10 cohort of students. The teachers analyse both internal and external data to identify specific learning needs of the students and to modify and improve the current year 10 English program.

Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.5
Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
Career stage
Lead
Descriptor
Lead colleagues to evaluate the effectiveness of learning and teaching programs differentiated for the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
Other descriptors
Standard 5
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Focus area 5.4
Interpret student data
Career stage
Lead
Descriptor
Co-ordinate student performance and program evaluation using internal and external student assessment data to improve teaching practice.
  1. How do you lead colleagues to evaluate the effectiveness of learning and teaching programs to ensure specific learning needs of students are being met?
  2. How can you lead and influence others to improve teaching practice based on student performance?
Learning area
English
Year level
Year 10
School
St Philip’s Christian College, Port Stephens Campus (Secondary)
New South Wales
Year level
Year 10
Stage of schooling
Secondary
School type
Non Government
School location
Provincial
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The school is a co-educational Christian school in the region of Port Stephens, New South Wales. It has an enrolment of almost 700 students from K–12. The school proactively offers its staff regular professional learning opportunities. This collegial meeting occurred at the start of the school year during scheduled teacher planning meetings.

Content provider
Organisation
Association of Independent Schools NSW

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