Students at Perth’s biggest school can be tracked by government’s ‘school information system’

Posted June 30, 2018 08:31:51 The Perth school data system will be used by teachers and school principals to monitor their students’ attendance, attendance and learning outcomes, according to the Education Department.

Key points:The system, known as PIE, has been used by the school sector in WA for years but it will be rolled out to schools statewideThe new system will include information sharing between teachers and principalsAbout one million children will be monitored each yearThe Department has said the new system is “more effective” than previous systems and will enable schools to monitor how students perform and learn.

It will include a “predictive model” of student behaviour, which will enable school principals and teachers to be more involved in student wellbeing, said the Department of Education’s director of education.

Key point:The Department says the new model is more effective than previous school monitoring systemsThe PIE system will work with teachers and teachers’ unions to monitor students’ behaviour, including attendance and attendance and achievement outcomes, while also being able to link students to school resources and learning resourcesThe Department said the system would allow teachers to better understand the needs of their students and improve their relationships with their pupils.

“Schools should be able to identify the learning outcomes that matter to their pupils,” a spokeswoman for Education Minister John Elferink said.

“The information sharing will include teacher attendance and student attendance, student behaviour and learning, and student outcomes.”

The system will also allow schools to “monitor students’ behavioural and learning progress through data-driven reports” that will include student outcomes and data collected from school attendance and other measures, the spokeswoman said.

Topics:schools,education,education-and-training,educationalready-oknowledge,educationaustraliaFirst posted June 31, 2018 16:08:17