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Target setting for pupil attainment is seen as being a means of raising standards in schools through placing pupil achievement at the core of school planning. This free course, Governors' target setting: Primary schools, will help governors of primary schools ensure that appropriate targets are set and provide guidance on assessing the data that needs to be evaluated to come to such decisions.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the aim of setting targets in an educational context
- demonstrate a familiarity with governors and the range of data available to them
- demonstrate ways in which governors can extract more detailed information about data through focused questions to the professionals
- understand the purpose of setting pupil attainment targets as part of raising standards in schools, and to offer an alternative view about the value of the process
- explain briefly the difference between setting targets for pupil attainment and wider objectives for whole-school improvement.
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Governors' target setting: primary schools
Target setting for pupil attainment is seen as being a means of raising standards in schools through placing pupil achievement at the core of school planning. This course will help governors of primary schools ensure that appropriate targets are set and provide guidance on assessing the data that needs to be evaluated to come to such decisions.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Monday, 7th March 2016
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