NET Scheme in Primary Schools Evaluation of the PNET Scheme
Evaluation of the PNET Scheme
There are two levels of evaluation of the Scheme. They are the territory-wide level and the school level of evaluation.
A) Territory-wide Evaluation
At the territory-wide level, an in-depth longitudinal and cross-sectional evaluation was conducted in 2004-06 to evaluate, across participating schools, the extent to which the four key objectives of the Scheme are being achieved. The evaluation was commissioned to the University of Melbourne. About 100 participating primary schools were involved in this three year evaluation.
B) School Level Evaluation
At the school level, all schools not participating in the territory-wide evaluation conducted a school reflection exercise with the aim of evaluating the effectiveness of the Scheme in their schools. Schools finished their school reflection and reported on the outcomes for the objectives as follows:
- to inform the on-going development of the Scheme at the school level,
- to provide school and English Panel with evidence of the impact of the Scheme;
- to provide the schools and English Panels with recommendations for the future directions, goals and targets of Scheme; and
- to inform policy makers on the future directions, goals and targets of the Scheme.
To provide schools with guidance and support in evaluating the effectiveness of the Scheme at the school level, the Advisory Teaching Team (ATT) conducted workshops on 'School Reflection' for NETs and SETs. Moreover, workshop handouts and materials, samples of evaluation focus, questions, procedures and evaluation tools as well as recommended time-plan were also provided to schools.