Analysing the results from educational benchmarking is a good way to find out how your school performs on a local, national and international level. These benchmarking tests can help schools to identify best practices and find areas of improvement in both their curriculum and their teaching methods.
Here are three examples of how educational benchmarking can be a comprehensive approach to improving education for all students around the globe.
By utilising educational benchmarking, individual schools can easily compare their performance against other schools within the same district. This opens the door for communication between school leaders from similar schools to understand what practices are getting the best results.
For example, if one school discovers that its students are struggling to perform well in a specific subject area, school leaders can easily identify other schools within the region that have students that are doing exceptionally well in the same subject area.
This allows for an analysis of the best practices used by the high-achieving school and these practices can then be emulated by the school whose students are under-performing.
At the national level, it’s easy for individual schools to compare their performance to other schools right around the country. This can be particularly prudent to ensure a high level of education across all states and territories.
For example, if all the schools in one state or territory are achieving excellent results in maths, school leaders in other states that are not performing as well, can identify the practices that are being used to achieve these more outstanding results.
This can then start a collaboration between the schools from different states so that the maths program in under-achieving schools can be improved to align it with the curriculum and teaching methods used in the schools that are achieving much better results.
There are now many countries around the world that use standardised tests that can produce data on student performance. These standardised tests focus on the main subjects of English, maths and science.
Once the tests have concluded, the performance data is available to all schools that have participated in the same standardised tests. This is a great way for school leaders to compare their results with schools from other countries around the world.
This level of educational benchmarking has been instrumental in improving student performance in certain countries that may not have the most sophisticated curriculums or educational programs.
Additionally, these international benchmarking results can help to identify numerous global trends in education. This means that all students around the world will have access to the same high level of education, no matter where they are located.
By utilising educational benchmarking data, schools have the ability to compare their student’s performance on a local, national and international level. This will ensure that no students are disadvantaged because of their location or the school that they attend.