e-learning Module

The module outlines and explains the HSC analysis process. The module is accredited by the NSWIT as 1 hour of professional learning. Both new users and returning users are invited to utilise this interactive e-learning module either to gain an understanding of the analysis or to renew acquaintance with it.

CLICK HERE for the e-learning module

Powerpoint files

These may be useful to present the principles of the analysis to school staff, principals and others. Each file has an embedded set of notes which can be accessed through the "View" menu of powerpoint in either "Normal" or "Notes" view. Some presentations have the option to be streamed as a vidcast.

Primary Analysis
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Comparison of results in each subject across Catholic schools in NSW.
Secondary Analysis
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Comparison of results in each subject with state averages, and also average results in all other subjects studied by those candidates.
Trend Line Analysis
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Summary of data from the Primary and Secondary Analyses for each subject over the last six years.
Overall School Report
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Analysis of trends in individual subjects.
Second Order Effects
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Outline of relative differences in the learning gain of students with varying achievements within a subject.
Onion Principle Outlines a simple approach for digestion of data provided by the analysis.

Leverage Points Outlines ways in which principals can use the analysis to bring about change within their school.

Understand the underlying principle used in this type of data analysis: "The data, used well, frame good questions; used poorly, they rush to judgment."
The SES myth A demonstration of the relative insignificance of the SES on individual student results.

HSC data uses for Principals>

"Using Data to Support Student Learning" Paper presented at the ACER National Research Conference, 7-9 August 2005.