School evaluation indicators: effective practice for improvement and learner success


 School Evaluation Indicators Diagram


The School Evaluation Indicators focus schools on what matters most in improving student outcomes. The indicators are grouped under the six domains known to influence school effectiveness and student outcomes:

  • Stewardship
  • Leadership of conditions for equity and excellence
  • Educationally powerful connections and relationships
  • Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn
  • Professional capability and collective capacity
  • Evaluation, inquiry and knowledge building for improvement and innovation.


The stewardship domain is about the board’s role. It includes indicators of successful stewardship and examples of effective practice.

The stewardship role of boards is about accountability and improvement. Stewardship emphasises the importance of trust based relationships  and shared knowledge when representing and serving the community. The main task of a board of trustees is scrutiny (including self-scrutiny) – ‘Are we doing the right thing here?’