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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2350 ..


MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION ON NOTICE NO 738

School Performance Review and Development

MR CORNWELL - asked the Minister for Education and Training on notice on 15 June 1993:

In relation to School Performance Review and Development (SPRAD) questionnaires

(1} Were these forms designed in the ACT for use in ACT schools.

(2) If so, who designed them and when.

(3) If not, where were they designed, when and by whom.-

(4) How many schools have undergone "SPRADing" to 1 Hay ...993 and when will the process be completed.

(5) Will a report be prepared on the process, the information gained and recommendations arising and will such a report be available to interested persons including myself.

MR WOOD - the answer to Mr Cornwells question is:

(1) Yes

(2) The first generation of Planning for the Future questionnaires was written in late 1989 by officers of the School Performance Review and Development Section of the Department in preparation for the introduction of the school review program in 1990. Improvements were made to the original questionnaires in the latter part of 1991 and new versions developed for the introduction of college review and special school review in 1992.

Quality of School Life questionnaires wire developed by SPRAD Section from an Australian Council for Educational Research instrument written by Dr Margaret Batten. These questionnaires have been substantially modified during the past three years to suit the needs of the ACT school system.

(3) The question is not applicable.

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