Appendix 1: The evaluation framework

Table 8: Evaluation framework

Evaluation Focus

Level of the school

Evaluation Question

Categories use to describe practice

Curriculum Principles

School

1. To what extent are the principles of The New Zealand Curriculum evident in the interpretation and implementation of this school’s curriculum?

Highly evident

Some evidence

Minimal evidence

Not evident

Curriculum Principles

Classroom

2. To what extent are the principles of The New Zealand Curriculum enacted in classroom curriculum?

Fully enacted

Some enactment

Minimal enactment

No enactment

Teaching as Inquiry

School

3. To what extent do this school’s systems and self-review processes guide, inform and support teachers to inquire into their practice?

Highly informative and supportive

Somewhat informative and supportive

Minimally informative and supportive

Not informative and supportive

Teaching as Inquiry

Classroom

4. To what extent do teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on students?

High levels of inquiry

Some levels of inquiry

Minimal levels of inquiry

No evidence of inquiry