Learnership Management System

Key Evaluation

Key evaluation questions (KEQs) and Tertiary Evaluation Indicators are the main tools of external evaluation and review. Along with performance criteria, these tools are used to reach judgements about educational performance and capability in self-assessment.

Outcome questions

Outcome questions focus on the value of the outcomes achieved in tertiary education.

1. How well do learners achieve?
Possible sources of evidence

    Learner achievement data (retentions, completions etc)
    Destination data
    Feedback from learners, staff and other interested communities or individuals
    Outcome information

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators

    Outcomes for learners and communities
    Fostering effective learning environments
    Minimising barriers to learning
    Managing change strategically
    Assessment supports learning
    Organisational purpose and direction

2. What is the value of the outcomes for key stakeholders, including learners?

Possible sources of evidence

    Analysis of stakeholders feedback and graduate data
    Graduate satisfaction feedback
    Outcome information
    Employment data
    Destination data
    Analysis of sector benchmarking information

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators

    Assessment supports learning
    Outcomes for learners and communities
    Engaging with communities
    Providing relevant programmes
    Managing change

Process questions

Process questions focus on the quality and value of the key contributing processes in tertiary education.

3. How well do programmes and activities match the needs of learners and other stakeholders?
Possible sources of evidence

    Results of analysis of stakeholder feedback
    Entry requirements for course and programmes
    Employer feedback on graduates
    Feedback from graduates in employment
    Learner achievement information (trends over time)

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators

    Minimising barriers to learning
    Assessment supports learning
    Engaging with communities
    Providing relevant programmes
    Managing change strategically
    Organisational purpose and direction

4. How effective is the teaching?

Possible sources of evidence
Learner feedback on teaching
Results of peer observation of teaching
Feedback from stakeholders
Interviews with staff and learners
Teaching and learning plans

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators
Fostering effective learning environments
Minimising barriers to learning
Assessment supports learning
Managing change strategically

5. How well are learners guided and supported?

Possible sources of evidence Learner feedback on learning environment
Feedback on learner support services
Analysis of information on non-completion rates (attritions)
Learner destination data
Learner and staff opinion

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators

    Facilitating learning pathways
    Assessment supports learning
    Fostering effective learning environments

6. How effective are governance and management in supporting educational achievement?
Possible sources of evidence

    Reports, minutes and records of the activities of the governance body
    Records and reports of consultation e.g. with whānau, communities, employers, business
    Strategic and business plans with evidence of the approach to meeting identified needs and aspirations

Relevant sets of Tertiary Evaluation Indicators

    Engaging with communities
    Managing change strategically
    Organisational purpose and direction