This collection of resources is provided to support your use of ePlan.

Collection, Use and Analysis of Evidence: Reflection Rubric

A rubric is available providing an opportunity for schools to audit and critique current data understanding, skills and practice and plan for learning.


VCAA provides online tutorials designed to assist teachers and school leaders with NAPLAN data, by providing guidance on how to effectively use large-scale assessment data in an appropriate context. The tutorials complement the face-to-face support currently provided to schools by the VCAA.


An overview of ACER PAT tests is available from the ACER Assessment website. The site provides access to resources to help users select the most appropriate PAT test, understanding and using the results and much more. Information regarding the analysis of PAT data is also available via the ACER website.

Further Resources


National School Improvement Tool

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). (2012) National School Improvement Tool. Camberwell: ACER.

CECV Intervention Framework

Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV). CECV Intervention Framework 2015. East Melbourne: CECV.

Grattan Institute Report - Targeted Teaching

Goss, P. and Hunter, J. (July 2015) Targeted teaching: how better use of data can improve student learning. Melbourne: Grattan Institute.

Data Walls

Hostrup, M. (November 24, 2014) “Data Walls: A wall by any other name” in An Australian Educator (blog).

Oakland Unified School District. (2016) Data Walls. California: Quality School Development Department.

Jasper, K. (February 16, 2015) “Shaming Students one at a time” in Big Education Ape (blog).


Bernhardt, V. L., (1998, March). Multiple Measures. Invited Monograph No. 4. California: California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD).

MacColl, M. (16 August 2014) “Age based gradings don’t always add up” in The Courier Mail Qweekend. Brisbane: News Corp Australia.

Masters, G. (March 2013) Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, Principles and Challenges. Australian Education Review, Number 57. Camberwell: Australian Council for Educational Assessment.

Masters, G. (20 May 2015) “Rethinking formative and summative assessment” in Teacher Magazine. Camberwell: Australian Council for Educational Research.

Masters, G. (2014) Why A-E grades paint the wrong picture. Camberwell: Australian Council for Educational Research.

National Assessment Program (NAP). (2016) Standards. Canberra: Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Ronka, D., Lachat, M., Slaughter, R., Meltzer, J. (December 2008 / January 2009). “Answering the questions that count” in Educational Leadership, Volume 66 | Number 4, pp. 18-24.

Commonwealth of Australia (2014) Teach, Learn, Share case study: “Numeracy improvement at Wallaroo Mines Primary School”. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.

Renshaw, P., Baroutsis, A., van Kraayenoord, C., Goos, M., and Dole, S. (2013). Teachers using classroom data well: Identifying key features of effective practices. Final report. Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

Leadership, Inquiry and data driven school improvement

O'Rourke, M. and Burrows, P. (2013). Review of contemporary research on middle and teacher leaders. Melbourne: Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

The Ontario Institute for Education Leadership (IEL). (2015) Ideas in Action: 2009 - 2016. Ontario: IEL.

The Ontario Institute for Education Leadership (IEL). (Winter 2013-14) Using data: Transforming potential into practice. Ideas in Action Bulletin #5. Ontario: IEL.

Timperley, H., Halbert, J. and Kaser, L. (2014). A Framework for Transforming Learning in Schools: Innovation and the Spiral of Inquiry. CSE Seminar Series 234. East Melbourne: Centre for Strategic Education.

Hill, R. (2011) Successful Schooling: Techniques & Tools for Running a School to Help Students from Disadvantaged & Low Socio-economic Backgrounds Succeed. Melbourne: Effective Philanthropy.

Moyle, K., (2016) Using Data, conversations and observations for school improvement. Australian Council for Educational Research. Camberwell