Diagnostic Tools

This page will provide you with Diagnostic Tools to help you pinpoint areas of practice that can be improved

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A Toolset for the Evaluation of Feedback Practices

This spreadsheet provides you with several tools:

  • Student perceptions of feedback practices: This has a range of measures to diagnose the current level and frequency of feedback practices in your school, and to help in considering the where to next for you and your teams 
  • Teacher reflection tool: How do our teachers use feedback? And, how does it inform their practice? This tool will help answer these questions
  • Observation Checklist: With many of you I discussed the environmental conditions that support feedback practices and this checklist will support reflections during learning walks and in planning. I would be explicit if using these, and share these pre-conditions with your teachers
  • Feedback coding framework: Some schools have started with considering how teaching staff conceptualise ‘feedback’, with staff individually responding to this question using post-it notes, or ‘tweet’ activities. This coding scale will assist you in quantifying the overall staff conception of feedback by allocating frequencies to a number of keywords. In doing this, you may need to interpret and classify responses accordingly. 
  • Note: You may have similar tools already in place, or choose to modify / alter these. What is important however that you have some sort of measure for what is happening. We will use the same measure post-intervention to evaluate our impact.

This website (Link is to your left) belongs to Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran, a professor of educational leadership at the College of William and Mary School of Education.  It has a good set of diagnostic tools, including measures of:

  • Teacher Sense of Efficacy
  • Collective Teacher Efficacy
  • Principals’ Sense of Efficacy
  • Teacher Sense of Efficacy in Language Instruction
  • Teacher Trust – in principals, colleagues, students and parents
  • Principal Trust – in teachers, students and parents
  • Parent Trust – in the school
  • Student Trust – in teachers

  • This website provides a set of questionnaires(listed below) developed by Kansas University’s Research Collaboration Center

The measures include:

  College and Career Competency Framework Needs Assessment

  •     Assertiveness Formative Questionnaire
  •     Conflict Management Formative Questionnaire
  •     Empathy Formative Questionnaire
  •     Goal Setting Formative Questionnaire
  •     Networking Formative Questionnaire
  •     Self-Efficacy Formative Questionnaire
  •     Self-Regulation Formative Questionnaire