Impact Evaluation Cycle
The Impact Evaluation Cycle is an evidence-informed continuous process to create an intentional improvement within the school.
School leaders and teachers can ensure the approaches they choose in their school are informed by, and responsive to evidence.
The ten stages involved in this process are depicted in the diagram below. They need to be data and evidence informed and do not replace the importance of professional judgement – they support, enhance and improve this judgement.
This work in schools should be supported by activities in the wider evidence chain, where evidence that school leaders and teachers can understand and use to improve their practice is produced and communicated.
See how the Impact Evaluation Cycle interacts within an evidence ecosystem to improve efficacy and efficiency.
The Education Action Plan, is a roadmap for your improvement journey. In the improvement plan, you will outline your improvement challenge, chosen approach, inputs, short-term outcomes, mid-term outcomes and long-term outcomes.
It is a snapshot of the plan at one moment in time and should be revisited at least annually as the program is revised or updated.
Once developed, education action plans can form the base for program development, planning, implementation, and measurement and evaluation.
As we continue to develop our practice resources, we would appreciate you taking the time to answer a few short questions to access the Education Action Plan and help us make future resources as relevant and useful as possible.