To think about and discuss

>    What processes do we currently use for the purposes of evaluation and review?

>    How do our processes reflect those described above?

>    Which parts of these processes do we do well? How do we know?

>    How might we use the processes described above to improve the quality and effectiveness of our evaluation practice?

Effective evaluation requires us to think deeply about the data and information we gather and what it means in terms of priorities for action. By asking the right questions of ourselves, we will keep the focus on our learners, particularly those for whom current practice is not working. The twin imperatives of excellence and equitable outcomes should always be front and centre whatever it is that we are evaluating.

While every community’s improvement is unique, it can be described under these four headings:

>    Context for improvement

>    Improvement actions taken

>    Shifts in practice

>    Outcomes for learners.

The framework on the following page shows how the evaluation and reasoning processes are integral to, and an embedded part of, ongoing improvement for equity and excellence.