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1 Ministry of Education Perceptual Survey Overview

2 What is Tell Them From Me? Tell Them From Me is an anonymous online perceptual survey. It is a series of questions related to: School Climate Student Voice Safe Schools Student Engagement Mental Well-Being Physical Health

3 What is Tell Them From Me? multiple measures related to over 40 school success factors easily-completed online survey that should take no more than minutes to complete results are available by schools and school divisions within 48 hours

4 Why are we doing this? This is an opportunity for students and teachers to give their opinion on things that matter at school. It will help teachers, principals, and School Community Councils identify changes that can improve your school and engage the school community in the effort. The survey was designed by researchers to give the most useful information for determining what needs to get done to improve schools.

5 Why are we doing this? The TTFM surveys can be used to: identify school success factors make evidence-based decisions inform, adjust, and monitor engage teachers, students, and families improve the educational experience of all students

6 Why are we doing this? The results of TTFM will assist schools, school divisions, tribal councils, school community councils, communities and the ministry, in designing and implementing educational initiatives and programming that support improved student learning outcomes for all Saskatchewan students.

7 TTFM Student Survey Measures DRIVERS of Student Outcomes Effective Learning Time Relevance Rigor Bully-Victim Feel Safe Attending this School Advocacy at School Positive Teacher-Student Relations Positive Learning Climate

8 TTFM Student Survey Measures Academic Outcomes Language Arts Math Science

9 TTFM Student Survey Measures Social-Emotional Outcomes: Intellectual Engagement Composite Interest and Motivation Effort Sense of Belonging Positive Relationships Values School Outcomes Truancy Homework Behaviours Participation in Sports Participation in Clubs

10 TTFM Student Survey Measures Demographic Factors Grade Sex Socio-economic factors Language Spoken at Home Grade Repetition Immigrant Status Aboriginal Status Age Change School

11 TTFM Healthy Schools Measures Health Outcomes: Nutrition Physical Fitness Emotional Health: Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression Risky Behaviours - Tobacco Use, Marijuana Use, Other Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling Sexual Health

12 Why are some questions so personal? The survey does assess a number of personal areas in order to get a fuller picture of the student population. For example: parent education levels happen to be a very good indicator of socio-economic status which is reported for the whole school, not individual students. It helps to give us an idea of the background for the student body at your school.

13 Why the questions on Aboriginal status, immigrant status, and language spoken at home? To help the school hear the voice of these groups, to see if there is something the school should consider doing to improve student outcomes. This is a chance for students to express this directly and openly, without any concerns about whether or not you should say something. We want to know when doing the same thing for everyone isn’t quite the right approach to take.

14 TTFM Implementation Overview Fall 2012: Phase One - Creating Readiness Collaboration with divisions currently in contract or contract discussions with The Learning Bar to implement the TTFM this fall. School divisions that implemented TTFM in the fall of 2012 served as pilot sites.

15 TTFM Implementation Overview Spring 2013/Fall 2013: Phased Implementation License March 2013 Every SD invited. At least one school from each SD participates in this phase. Expression of Interest Opportunity for SDs to contribute to design and development of the processes and procedures

16 TTFM Implementation January-June 2013 January June Ministry Survey Configuration Jan 7-14 Communication Ongoing Program Awareness Nov 27 th - Ongoing School Start- up Training Feb 4-Mar 28 Data Collection Window Mar 1- May 31 Final Reports Generated June 4 Interpreting Results Training Mar 30-Jun 1 Support Ongoing Phase 2 Project Review June 2013 Division Start- up Training Jan 28- Feb 2 September

17 TTFM Implementation Overview Fall 2014: Phase Three - Full Implementation 100% of school divisions Needs in initial implementation Monitor and evaluate TTFM implementation Foundational to school division and school planning Provide support and guidance on engaging families in understanding and using assessment results. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop resources to support the use of TTFM

18 Success Factors & TTFM Data Assessment Literacy The goal of assessment has to be, above all, to support the improvement of learning and teaching. Assessment “know-how” and understanding to have the skills related to the basic principles of quality assessment practices

19 Success Factors & TTFM Data Sharing Data & Creating Action Improvement must be inclusive and collaborative Results must be visible Feedback loop We asked… You told us… We pledge to…

20 Using and Sharing TTFM Data Collaboration with stakeholder partners to establish a framework for data collection in school divisions that aligns with: our efforts; ensures that the surveys occurring in schools are supporting our broad education goals; protects student instructional time; and, ensures that we are working in an efficient and coordinated manner in our goal of improved student achievement and well-being.

21 Comprehensive School Comprehensive School Community Health (CSCH) Community Health (CSCH)


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