As an evidence-based, objective evaluation, Cambridge Education’s Quality Review process aids schools and districts by identifying the key factors that support and limit quality learning and teaching. We work with clients to develop customized criteria that are uniquely focused on student learning. Strategies include self-evaluation, lesson observations, student work analysis and focus groups with teachers, students, and parents.
Cambridge Education’s Quality Review methodology relies on the triangulation of evidence from quantitative data, stakeholders’ views, and direct observation.
The unique quality of our process is the emphasis that it places on the evaluation of impact on students’ learning. With this as the focal point, reviewers seek to answer the following questions:
- What are the main instructional factors that accelerate or limit student achievement?
- How well does the written, enacted, and assessed curriculum support student learning?
- How does the school leadership ensure learning for all students and the professional growth of the staff?
- How do the interactions and belief systems of stakeholders impact the quality of learning?
- How well does the school engage parents and the local community?
We provide capacity-building programs and orientation sessions for administrators and staff to ensure that all stakeholders are fully engaged in the Quality Review process. Our approach is designed to be a positive and constructive process that helps school staff and the community to know their school better, and enables them to implement improvement plans with purpose and fidelity. The self-evaluation component of the Quality Review provides the critical tools needed to help schools build on their successes and grow their capacity to engage in a process of continuous quality improvement.