The advanced module 'Self-evaluation in schools' supports the evaluation process of teachers’ work, given by students in high schools as well as in primary schools.
The basic functionality of the module is defining an optional hierarchy of users (for example, teacher, class teacher, administrator of the subject area, administrator of a program, director of the school centre, etc.) which then have access to analysis on different levels of aggregation (for example, teacher, subject, class, program, school, etc.).
Module has the following steps:
- First you must choose a questionnaire. Users may choose from a default (recommended) survey, a survey from library or from an existing survey done by the user himself. In this regard, it is important to emphasize that the module survey only allows the type of questions, such as 'Table one answer' and 'Text'. If the questionnaire contains any other type of question, a warning is displayed: The poll contains illegal types of questions that do not conform to the module. The types of questions allowed are 'Table one answer' and 'Text'.
- Then you define a hierarchy. You can do this in two ways: the first way is to create a hierarchy by clicking on a button to create a new hierarchy, where you define such levels (e.g. school, program) as well as elements of the corresponding level (e.g. first, second, third year). Another way is to use one of the already established hierarchies, for example, A simple two-level hierarchy (Principal and Subject-class), or one of the more complex ones, such as, for example, School with three levels (Year, Class, Subject) or hierarchy School center with six levels (Centre, School, Program, Year, Class, Subject). You select it by clicking on the Use this hierarchy button, which can now be edited. Add new elements by entering them in the box, which is located to the right of each level, and delete them by clicking on the pencil icon in the Options column and then click on the trash can icon to delete an element that you do not need in the level.
- Once the levels are established, clicking on the Next button opens the user input interface (and their emails) that have access to analyzes for a particular hierarchy (that is, at certain values of levels and elements, for example, third year). To do so, click on the icon with two people at individual level and enter the emails of all the people we want to access into the box. If there are more such people, they are separated by a new line. The people who will be evaluated are added by selecting the desired element at each level (for example, the program is selected for the first element, the second year for the second element, etc.). When all the elements are selected, you must also add a person to be evaluated (teacher). To do so, click on the icon of the person, then the window for entering the person will be opened, where you will enter the email (required), and optionally the name and surname of the person (separated by comma). In this context self-evaluation can also be given by the teacher himself, which can then be compared with the evaluation of pupils.
- After entering all of the users, clicking Confirm and download, you can save the hierarchy, which can then be reviewed and, if necessary, repaired. When you are satisfied with the hierarchy, click on where it can be activated. By activating the hierarchy, users and the questionnaire are locked because the survey and analyzes are carried out from this point forward (it can be copied and edited as a new project where the questionnaire, hierarchy or users are complementary). The most important aspect of activation is the fact that all users are sent emails with a notice that they have access to the results, and the evaluated teacher can also receive the code that he sends to pupils for access to the questionnaire, while the code for pupils is also written in administrative interface 'Dashboard'. A teacher who has been evaluated directly also receives a code for a self-evaluation survey.
- Once the survey is completed, all users can access the analysis module as defined in the hierarchy. The evaluated teacher has access to a standard analysis, and all users can also generate aggregated analyses by levels and elements that have been defined in the hierarchy.
It is worth adding that the following variables or their names are transmitted using the 'data piping' or the transfer of values of the variables from the hierarchy to the introductory address: #level1# (and other added levels) and #role#, #teacher’s name# and #teacher’s email#.