Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Analysing data to improve student learning

About this Illustration of Practice

A teacher works with three colleagues to analyse samples of her student’s work and assessment tasks. The teachers identify the strengths and areas for improvement in writing and set learning foci and instructional teaching strategies for future learning and teaching. The collegiate activity is designed to strengthen teaching and learning approaches across the entire year level. The clip also includes extracts from a lesson.

Standard 5
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Focus area 5.4
Interpret student data
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Work with colleagues to use data from internal and external student assessments for evaluating learning and teaching, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice.
Other descriptors
Standard 6
Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.3
Engage with colleagues and improve practice
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Initiate and engage in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practice directed at improving professional knowledge and practice, and the educational outcomes of students.
  1. How do you support colleagues to interpret internal and external assessment data?
  2. How do you support colleagues to modify their teaching practice in relation to analysis of assessment data?
St Anthony of Padua Primary School
Year level
Year 1
Related subject
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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The school is located west of Melbourne in a semi-rural suburban area. It has many students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Staff members regularly work together in professional learning teams to analyse and review student learning needs and to support one another to develop strategies to support student learning.

Content provider
Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM)

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