6 Aspects That Could Affect Your School’s Academic Performance

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Academic performance is one of the major criteria in evaluating a school‘s performance. District authorities and boards allocate resources based on academic performance. Even parents consider school’s performance when deciding whether to apply for a school or not. It is natural that you would want the best possible academic outcome for your students.

Below are six aspects that affect better learning and student performance at your school.

1. Attendance

Attendance is closely related to academic performance. Research has shown that students who attend classes regularly perform better. Also, students with irregular attendance are at higher risk of dropping out.

A suitable attendance management system is must to capture attendance of students as well as faculty. Biometric attendance or RFID attendance captures attendance data without wasting class time. Patterns of attendance will give you a way to predict performance and take corrective actions if requires.

2. Data Analysis

Data Analysis is not just for technology companies. It can also give schools the power to make right decision at the right time. Data on enrolments, past performance, teacher performance and much more can be used to improve your school’s academic performance.

For example, data on test results can reveal students scoring low on a particular topic in a subject. The subject teacher can then focus on extra classes for this topic.

3. E- Learning and Gamification

Digital learning helps to improve school’s academic performance in obvious ways. Visualizations and 3D imagery help in better understanding of many concepts. Visual information is also remembered better than traditional audio class room teaching.

Technology has also allowed for gamification of lessons and classroom learning. Gamification combines classroom with what students enjoy the most – games. This engages students, stimulates their interests and retains their attention better.

Classroom management systems such as ClassDojo encourage positive behaviour and fun community environment for your students.

4. Faculty Training

Quality of faculty is a big factor in determining school’s academic performance. Continuous learning by faculty leads to continuous growth for students.

These trainings could be on subject knowledge, classroom teaching methods or technology use for better learning. Choosing right training should depend on teacher as well as student feedback. Data on class results can also reveal need for training in particular areas.

5. Parent Involvement

Parent-teacher communication is vital for student learning. Involvement of parents motivate child to submit assignments on time and study outside school hours. Through mobile chat apps teachers can send classroom updates, assignment notification and exam schedule to parents.

A close knit community of parents, teachers and staff provides students a healthy environment to learn and grow.

6. Corrective Intervention methods

Some students are at a higher risk of under-performance.  Working with them to improve their grades will help not only in securing their future, but also give a boost to your school’s overall performance.

These students may be specially-abled or simply need a different way of teaching. Identifying and developing right intervention strategy for at-risk students is another important aspect that affects your school’s academic performance.

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