Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Evaluating teaching programs

About this Illustration of Practice

The teachers work with students to develop language and literacy skills. Throughout the program they review and reflect on their lessons and the students’ learning.  This evaluation enables the teachers to focus on ways they can improve student learning outcomes.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.6
Evaluate and improve teaching programs
Career stage
Evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning.
  1. What strategies do you use to evaluate the impact that your program is having on student learning?
  2. What other strategies might you use to engage students with English as an additional language or dialect in strengthening literacy capabilities?
Oak Valley School
South Australia
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Stage of schooling
School type
School location
Very Remote
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The school is one of the most remote communities in all of Australia.  It is located in the Aboriginal Lands in outback South Australia and caters for all levels of schooling from Reception to Year 12. Teachers in this example are in their first year of teaching.

Content provider
Department of Education and Child Development South Australia

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