Building Evaluative Capability


This course explores how teachers and leaders in schools and CoLs can use a range of information and evidence to collaboratively monitor and evaluate the impact of actions intended to improve student outcomes. Participants will apply their learning to the context of their own school or Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako by developing an evaluative framework that best suits their context.


Participants should have access to a school/Community of Learning context that can be used as the context for completing tasks and applying the things they learn.

Learning outcomes

Course participants will be able to:

  • gain a deeper level of understanding of evaluative capability and the alignment of within and between schools evaluative processes that keep students at the centre
  • develop strategies for investigating the impact of actions, evaluating whether the changes being made are good enough and prioritising further actions as a response
  • design an evaluative framework for their own school/Community of Learning context that sits alongside their action plans

Who is this for

This course is intended for all teacher and leaders in Communities of Learning who are wanting to improve their evaluative capability to achieve equity and excellence for all young people in their community.

Course format

20 week course divided into four modules (5 weeks per module). 
3-5 professional learning hours per week. 

Each 5 week module includes: 

  • 2 facilitated webinars
  • online learning             


Module One: Defining evaluative capability
Participants will explore evaluative capability principles and key ideas and how these can be the engine for all types of aligned inquiries that lead to improved outcomes for students.

Module Two: Using Learning and Improvement Principles
Participants will explore learning and improvement principles and understand their use in evaluation.

Module Three: Using Information and Evidence
Participants will investigate ways to use information and evidence to describe trends and patterns, and to identify priorities for action, within the complexity of schools and Communities of Learning.

Module Four: Designing an evaluation framework
Participants will explore ways that the principles of evaluation and improvement can be used to design a cohesive evaluative framework for their own school/Community of Learning context that sits alongside their action plans.


12 Jun 2017


Online lesson times will be advised but are typically Monday - Thursday outside of school hours. 


The cost is $830 per person. A discount of 20% applies for groups of 5+ people from the same school or centre.  All prices exclude GST.

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