The Balanced Scorecard for Schools (BSfS) is a survey-based school evaluation and improvement programme.

The Balanced Scorecard for Schools (BSfS) is a survey-based school evaluation and improvement programme. It derives its significant analytic power from a comprehensive set of survey questions that is (i) derived from an extensive International Evidence Base and (ii) which explores the 5 key areas of a school’s performance:

1

The Five Domains

2

Indicators for
Each Domain

3

School Evaluation

4

Findings

5

School
Improvement
Strategy

Examples of Survey Items

Each of the following questions or statements requires the respondent to choose the best response from a set of 5 optional answers provided with the question. The majority of responses use a Likert scale

How important is the role that external test results play in the performance appraisal of teachers?

What does your school use external assessment data for?

The school's vision establishes core values for the school.

How often do you work with other teachers in preparing lessons?

Technology plays an important role in curriculum decisions in your school.

How often do you consider the relevance of a student's prior knowledge to what you are teaching?

Formative assessment is important for student learning.

How often do you use real-life examples and situations to explain the knowledge and skills you want students to learn?