Here are some resources and support to help you and your school as you analyse and work with the data.
Whether the staff reports feeling confused and unsure about where they put themselves, or whether they feel confident during the survey, both of these indicate where the staff currently sits in terms of confidence and understanding.
What the staff say they think and feel during the process of actually doing the survey is an important source of information for the school and the leadership. The less confident and more confused the staff say they are, the greater the need for staff engagement and collaboration around professional learning and visioning. It might indicate that professional learning, as a dimension, is a key focus for the action plan. Uncertainty over language may indicate the need for raising awareness around what e-learning actually is and what it might look like.
Once the survey has been completed, the admin person can access the data. You can view results online and access reports to print and export.
NOTE! It is advised that you view results online first (see steps below) to decide on priority areas to dig deeper into BEFORE you print. The report can run to many, many pages...
Interpreting the data might be a facilitated process with the leadership team, or the process might involve the whole school or groups from across the school.
Currently, the tool does not aggregate data by dimension.
So, as a workaround, zoom out to look across all the dimensions and elements in a single screen shot. Notice those that are more and less developed.
These elements might be the ones to print off share and explore further as next steps with the whole staff (rather than printing off and sharing the entire report.)
For example, one school saw that they were less developed on community engagement, and on the integration of technologies online and so they decided to develop an action plan that linked several of the less developed areas together in a single action.
The position of the slider is the school position. This is the current position of the school according to the data. You may wish to focus on those elements that are less or more developed as shown in the overview
Click on those elements of interest to access the visuals.
Look at where particular roles are positioned and look at the spread across the phases. Looking across both graphs, is there a difference between personal and school data?
For example, is there general agreement across the school the whole school graph but disparity in terms of how individuals feel in the second, 'personal' one?
How much alignment is there between school and personal? For example, individual teachers may describe themselves as ‘pre-emerging’ but the school as a whole might see itself at ‘emerging’ or ‘engaging’.
A wide spread across whole school suggests disagreement and the need for further discussion. The school cannot be ‘emerging’ AND ‘extending’. Is there disagreement across different groups in the school?
Look at the spread across the different roles. Is there a disparity or alignment between the way leadership views the school and the way the teaching staff view the school?
How widely spread are the columns across the graphs?
A widely spread school response indicates the need for further discussion and exploration so that staff can develop a more shared understanding of e-learning
The spread of the personal column responses indicates how differentiated the professional learning design may need to be to meet the spread of needs across the staff. A starting point might be to look at the lower areas of the personal responses where the staff are more closely aligned. This would mean you are building from a common base where there are shared understandings already.
The comments contextualise the information on the visuals and they provide an indication of how staff think and feel in anticipation of taking the results back to the staff.
Schools who have completed the survey in the past have reported the comments as being some of the most useful information they have received.
It might be useful for staff to view their own results as a starting point for planning their inquiries. This can be done as follows: