Working smartly requires that we evaluate everything we do for impact and then focus our time, resources and effort on those that provide the greatest return whilst innovating new solutions for the rest. Evaluation must therefore be a key aspect of successful classroom education and schools. John Hattie has probably pushed this topic more than most but there are numerous excellent examples available of where evaluation has been used to drive change in education.
Key questions include: how do you gain feedback from the students?; how do you monitor progress?; how do you track development of underpinning skills?; how do you compare performance of students in different subjects in order to learn new approaches?; how do you adjust for students with disadvantage or special needs?
How do you conduct a full self evaluation and get this audited? What things do you not measure currently and how would you do so? Are evaluations followed up and do they lead to actual improvements?