Leading Informed Practice
Data from provincial and state monitoring systems provide trailing indicators that can be used to portray the distribution of educational outcomes across schools, examine long-term trends in student outcomes, and assess the extent of inequalities in educational outcomes among ethnic and social class groups and between the sexes.
However, district administrators, principals and teachers need leading indicators of children’s development that guide school policy and practice and help them plan programs to meet each child’s learning needs. Leading indicators can also help parents prepare their children for each successive stage of schooling.
The Early Years Evaluation provides a leading indicator of children’s development. It provides accurate data that helps teachers organize their instruction, increase learning time, and monitor each child’s progress. The evaluation also informs parents about their child’s progress.
One Administration = Multiple Uses, in the Language of Your Choice!
We recognize the need for data at all levels in education - from the provincial level where it is used to write and evaluate policies, to the classroom teacher who uses it to guide instruction, and finally to parents who are interested in the development and well being of their children. A single EYE administration provides immediate reporting in English, French or Spanish, unique to each audience, making data:
- Meaningful; and,