Gallup senior scientists have studied educational best practice for decades, and have identified three non-cognitive factors that impact on students. The 2017 poll opened last week, and remains open until April 7.
These factors were chosen as they can be reliably measured, have a meaningful relationship with or effect on educational outcomes, are actionable at the local level (meaning we can pinpoint actions to take at a school level to improve each factor, and in doing so, improve student and school outcomes) and are not measured directly by another large-scale survey.
The GSP also measures student levels of entrepreneurial aspiration and the impact of involvement in philanthropic work. It offers an optional faith index asking questions like: “My school is committed to building the faith of each student”.
Some highlights from last year’s poll:
An emerging body of research shows that a strengths-based approach is an effective intervention to decreasing engagement levels.
Teachers, school leaders and the entire education sector can have their say in the 2019 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Survey which is open now. Read More
NIDA continues to invest in the creative practice of early career teachers in primary and secondary schools with the 2019 Creative Ambassador’s Initiative.
Downloaded more than 17,000 times, the AITSL My Induction app offers expert advice, answers to frequently asked questions and allows new teachers to track their professional wellbeing. Read More
Research shows that two years of quality preschool sets a child up for success, and happily the issue is gaining traction with politicians.