Focus Groups

A focus group is an information-gathering tool where a selected set of participants, for example, a group of teachers, students, parents or members of the board, gather to discuss a particular area which has been identified as the focus for a school’s evaluation. It involves the collection of information through group interaction on predetermined topics. For example, a group of teachers may gather to explore in depth a number of issues related to the teaching of literacy in the school emerging from a review of lessons and questionnaires administered to parents.

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

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