Using Evaluation to Strengthen Organisational Self-Assessment

Appendix 1: Linking Key Evaluation Questions, Possible Evidence

HOW WELL DO STUDENTS ACHIEVE?
Possible sources of evidence
  • student achievement data (retentions, completions etc)
  • destination data
  • feedback from students, staff and other interested communities or individuals
  • outcome information
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE OUTCOMES FOR KEY STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING STUDENTS? 
Some possible sources of evidence 
  • analysis of feedback from relevant groups and graduate data
  • graduate satisfaction feedback
  • outcome information
  • employment data
  • destination data
  • analysis of sector benchmarking information 
HOW WELL DO PROGRAMME DESIGN AND DELIVERY, INCLUDING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES, MATCH THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS?  
Possible sources of evidence 
  • results of analysis of feedback from relevant groups
  • entry requirements for course and programmes
  • employer feedback on graduates
  • feedback from graduates in employment
  • student achievement information (trends over time) 
HOW EFFECTIVELY ARE STUDENTS SUPPORTED AND INVOLVED IN THEIR LEARNING?  
Possible sources of evidence 
  • student feedback on teaching
  • results of peer observation of teaching
  • feedback from relevant groups
  • interviews with staff and students
  • teaching and learning plans 
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT IN SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT?
Possible sources of evidence  
  • student feedback on learning environment
  • feedback on student support services
  • analysis of information on non-completion rates (attritions)
  • student destination data
  • student and staff opinion
HOW EFFECTIVELY ARE IMPORTANT COMPLIANCE ACCOUNTABILITIES MANAGED?
Possible sources of evidence
  • reports, minutes and records of the activities of the governance body
  • records and reports of consultation e.g. with whanau, communities, employers, business
  • strategic and business plans with evidence of the approach to meeting identified needs and aspirations
 
 
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