Measure the impact of QTR in your school
If you’re investing in a strategy or initiative like Quality Teaching Rounds, you want to know what impact it’s having, right?
The evidence base for QTR is substantial, and when implemented with integrity you can be confident of achieving a positive impact. But it’s also important to be able to gather your own data and know how to use it to understand the effects of QTR in your school.
We have a number of freely available tools that you can use to support your evaluation, like these teacher and student surveys, and reflection and analysis documents.
A larger suite of resources is available in our Members Area.
Knowing your starting point, setting strategic goals, and measuring the impact of QTR over time are important steps in the evaluation process.
We can assist your school to conduct full pedagogical or assessment task audits, student and teacher surveys and interviews, and provide support with setting goals and identifying professional learning needs as part of our tailored school packages.
Qualitative and quantitative data can both provide valuable evidence as part of your school’s planning and reporting processes. Our expert staff can assist you to identify ways of collecting and analysing data to ensure validity and reliability. Such data can inform decision-making and simultaneously support and empower teachers to improve their practice.
Supporting quality teaching at Cessnock High School
In 2020, the QT Academy, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Newcastle, began a four-year whole-school improvement initiative at Cessnock High.
The project will see all staff at the school undertake Quality Teaching Rounds, as well as assessment practice workshops and middle leadership professional development for the school’s executive and head teachers. These initiatives are supported by detailed data gathering, evaluation support and reporting from University researchers.
Principal Peter Riley says the school is aiming to develop a strong culture of educational achievement that celebrates success and excellence among both students and staff.