The Education Positioning System developed by CORE Education in conjunction with Dr Julia Atkin offers a comprehensive process for formative school self-review to empower schools to shape and direct their future development.
Following extensive research and trials in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, the EPS has developed as an effective framework for guiding data driven decision making, providing real-time research and analysis, enhancing community involvement, and enabling schools to gain a better understanding of what is working and what is not.
As you can hear from above, the process offers a non-threatening and provides an anonymous method for capturing the perceptions plus ‘voice’ of the school community whilst enabling schools access to rich data that is personalised and relevant to your specific school context. This, then becomes the basis for future dialogue and professional learning opportunities that will foster and promote ‘personalised learning.’
Just as a GPS helps us locate where we are in space, the EPS aids in determining where a school is in its educational development. Based on a framework of three interrelated dimensions and eighteen key elements the tool is designed to provide a comprehensive process by which schools can review, plan, implement and evaluate their progress in an ongoing manner.
This comprehensive framework combined with an online data gathering tool and facilitation support, enables schools to identify their ‘current reality’ and generates a sustainable self-review and school improvement process for whole school development.
The online survey provides baseline information for your school’s development process, and can be used interactively to explore data plus the next steps, then at a later stage to provide evidence of where progress has been made via an immediate analytical report (both online and in print). This report identifies relative strengths and weaknesses, providing a sound basis for strategic planning and future development thereby fostering a culture focused on promoting personalized learning.
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