One of ESCXEL Network’s main purpose is the elaboration of self-assessment models, to inspire and support self-regulation processes and the continuing improvement of schools and local communities.
To fulfil those aims, instruments to benchmark the schools’ results, using dynamic and contextual analyses according to socioeconomic and organizational indicators, were developed.
A. SCHOOLS’ RESULTS
ESCXEL Network methodology for schools’ results benchmarking (both internal and in national exams) mainly consists in a systematic indexation to the national average, which allows a dynamic analysis of plurennial data series and a compared analysis perspective between the partner municipalities and school units’ performance and also with the national scenario.
B. SOCIOECONOMIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL INDICATORS
From a set of composite variables that resume sociodemographic, economic activities, socioeconomic stratification, schooling and socioeconomic disadvantages indicators, we build statistical indicators for each municipality and for each school grade, that measure the potential of the socioeconomic context to obtain average results of the upper primary and lower and upper secondary.For further information .pdf
Every year, we write reports about the schools and counties results, using the instruments described above. Those reports allow local actors from schools and municipalities to define and intervene in prioritized disciplines and school grades and to engage in reflection practices about possible causes and solutions.For further information .pdf