Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Day of the long hard look – Kerikeri High School

We identified we had been data rich but information poor.

Members of a school strategic change leadership team  discuss how a significant drop in the NCEA achievement outcomes of their Māori students, which had been consistently tracking upwards since 2009, created a context that required a critically reflective analysis of both cohort and individual data, alongside a review of the current tracking and monitoring processes and tools.

This video illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicator

  • Leadership builds collective capacity to do evaluation and inquiry for sustained improvement 

Key content 

  • Leadership responded to a drop in achievement with an in depth investigation into why it hadn’t been possible to anticipate the issue and formulate a response
  • The adoption of improved tracking tools was supported by external expertise to accelerate their implementation

Things to think about

  • How can we improve our responsiveness to student achievement data?