Checklists provide a simple format for recording basic factual information across a range of criteria. Instances in which they are particularly useful in the context of school self-evaluation include the analysis of documents (for example, the school’s assessment policy, teachers’ planning documents or students’ written work) and the auditing of resources (for example an audit of the availability and use of ICT resources in classrooms).

In devising checklists in the context of school self-evaluation, the inclusion of an open-ended comment section in addition to the basic tick boxes is advised in order to facilitate the recording of additional relevant and necessary information.

Below are some sample resources to support the use of checklists as part of your SSE process.

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