As you may have read in Brent's Banter this week, the Attitudes to School Survey is happening in all Victorian classrooms in Years 5-12 this week. Every student (in years 5-6 in our case) receives the same survey and it provides schools with a snapshot as to how students are feeling at school in the categories of:
Teaching and Learning
As shared with School Council late last year, our 2015 results were terrific and it was affirmation for us that we are on the right path. I will provide a summary of those results here. I will also show how we ranked against schools in our region and across the state.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The answers to these scores were scored out of 5 and the collated results were as follows:
Learning Confidence: CSPS: 4.31 Region: 4.12 State: 4.15
School Connectedness: CSPS: 4.56 Region: 4.36 State: 4.39
Stimulating Learning: CSPS: 4.47 Region: 4.13 State: 4.14
Student Motivation: CSPS: 4.65 Region: 4.56 State: 4.56
Teacher Effectiveness: CSPS: 4.58 Region: 4.40 State: 4.41
Teacher Empathy: CSPS: 4.60 Region: 4.43 State: 4.43
To be well above region and state mean in all of these areas is a terrific result and demonstrates that our constant focus on improving teaching and learning is evident.
The answers to these scores were also scored out of 5 and the collated results were as follows:
Classroom Behaviour: CSPS: 3.87 Region: 3.29 State: 3.38
Connectedness to Peers: CSPS: 4.28 Region: 4.28 State: 4.32
Student Safety: CSPS: 4.34 Region: 4.33 State: 4.35
The Classroom Behaviour result was outstanding and although still almost exactly at region and state mean in the other two areas, these were our lowest overall and have become a greater focus in 2016. We are discussing this with senior students to brainstorm how we can improve even further in these areas.
The answers to these scores were scored out of 7 and the collated results were as follows:
Student Distress: CSPS: 6.17 Region: 5.91 State: 5.95
Student Morale: CSPS: 6.05 Region: 5.70 State: 5.73
The wellbeing programs and initiatives at CSPS seem to be having a great impact with the senior students. These are terrific results.
One of the other factors we look at in these results are 3-year trends. Some of the highlights were:
*Classroom Behaviour has jumped from 3.17 in 2013 to 3.87 in 2015
*Student Morale has jumped from 5.00 in 2013 to 6.05 in 2015
*Stimulating Learning has jumped from 3.39 in 2013 to 4.47 in 2015
*Teacher Empathy has jumped from 3.88 in 2013 to 4.47 in 2015
These are terrific trends but ones that we won't take for granted and assume will continue every year. I guess in one way we have put the pressure on ourselves to maintain these results. A good problem to have I say!
Thanks for reading. If you would like any further information on the Attitudes to School Survey please don't hesitate to leave a comment on this post or to contact me at the school.
Have a great week!