Evaluation of Remote Teaching and Learning – CPSMA Submission
Inspectorate Evaluation of Remote Teaching And Learning (ERTAL) Framework
The Inspectorate has recently conducted an evaluation of the period of school closures and the remote teaching and learning that took place during that time. The focus of the evaluation was on schools’ provision for remote teaching and learning during periods of partial or full closure of school buildings.
The evaluation incorporated an initial research phase as well as two pilot phases of inspection in 26 primary schools. Inspectors observed and reviewed live lessons, recorded lessons and other supporting materials and resources. The perspectives of pupils and parents were gathered via online surveys and meetings and dialogue also took place with teachers and school leaders. Oral feedback was given to the principal and others and the school also subsequently received a written report.
The Inspectorate issued an invitation to stakeholders for their views on the evaluation framework, including the procedures for the evaluation and how the ERTAL model can be integrated into current models. You can read the CPSMA submission here