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Student Survey

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By Kate Dare

This is a summary of data analysis and discussion around our student survey.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnV6jxyFX5K3dGtJZ0VPQnFndkNnWTNUN1NRZHlNaEE&hl=en_US#gid=0

Strengths

Q2 Who has the responsibility to make sure you learn?

74% either said me or me and my teacher, showing that teachers foster independent learnin and that children understand that they have responsibility.

Q3 Which of the words best describe your learning at school?

59% "Just right" and only 5% said "Unchallenging", showing that teachers are setting work to meet individual students needs.

Q13 In the last week, ICTs have been a part of my learning.

It is a strength that 80% of children responded that they had used ICTs sometimes of often as part of thier learning.

Q14 ICTs help me to oranise and share my thinking.

85% of children said that they "sometimes" or "often" use ICTs to help organise their thinking.

Q16 In my class we make choices about the best ICT tools to use in our thinkin and learning.

80% said "sometimes" or "often" showing children have freedom to make choices about their usw of ICTs.

Q17 The TeKids are good at helping us with ICT ideas.

78% said "sometimes" or "often" howing the strength of our TeKids programme and that it is filtering into the school. Students are getting what they want out of the TeKids programme, but not as much positive feedback from teachers. Are teachers expecting too much?

Q18 As part of my classroom learning I have learnt how to be safe online.

89% "I know some ways" or "lots of way" (56% "lots of ways"), showing successcful classroom programmes for cybersafety.

Weaknesses

Q1 Who decides what you are going to learn?

Still too teacher prescribed. Query: Is there too much prescription coming school wide that limits teacher's ability to give students more choices. Does student voice need to influence school wide planning more.

Q4 Do you generally know what you are learning about at school?

59% said "sometimes" and only 1% said "hardly ever". We feel that children should always know what they are learning about through LI, WALT, I CAN, Success Criteria. Why don't children know this if we are already doing LI etc? Does there need to be more revisiting effectively throughout the lesson(s)?

Q7 I can explain what we are learning about during Inquiry learning time.

Children need to be made more explicitly aware of the learning during inquiry (63% "some of the time" or "hardly ever"). (It is interesting that 48% of children said they understood the inquiry stages almost all of the time, when only 29% said that they understood the learning in inquiry almost all of the time.)

Q9 My class Inquiry learning challenges my think and makes me ask more questions.

69% of children said 'some of the time" or "hardly ever". Is this linked to lack of choice as indiciated in Q1.

Q11 During Inquiry learning we learn about thins I find interesting.

51% said "some of the time" or "hardly ever". Again, is this due to lack of choice as indicated in Q1.

Q15 I have the opportunity to look at others learning on blogs and wikis at school and I leave comments.

77% of students responded "sometimes" or "hardly ever". This is an area for development as teachers are at different stages with using their class blog. There are also issues about the comment facility always working.

Q15 My family look at/comments on our class blog/wiki.

57% said "hardly ever'. The ability to do this depends on decile. Will parents visit if blogs aren't up to date? How are going to increase this?

Other

Q12 We use our class blog or wiki as a way of sharing our learning

We have an ongoing commitment to use our blogs as a way of connecting to our community.

Q19 At home I use ICT mostly to:

Largely used for personal use and sometimes homework