Free school self-assessment tool launched
InfoMentor, a leading Edtech provider of teaching and learning solutions, has launched a free online school self-assessment tool to support school leaders in making appropriate decisions to improve teaching and learning using a Mastery approach.
Socratess by InfoMentor is an analysis tool aimed at supporting school leaders in understanding where their school sits on the scale from traditional to Mastery Learning education models. By answering a series of fundamental questions, it will give leaders a better idea of the choices and decisions they need to make for their school to transition to a mastery-based learning system.
Richard Belson, UK Country Manager for InfoMentor, states “Socratess will really help leaders to analyse their school’s current education model and what they need to focus on to move towards Mastery Learning. Leaders can take part on an individual basis, or they can gain the most value from inviting all staff to complete the self-assessment anonymously, to obtain a wider overview of their school.”
The free online school self-assessment tool will ask users a set of multiple choice questions based on parameters such as curriculum planning, teacher productivity and motivation, learning environment and pupil attitude to learning. From the answers provided, a bespoke analysis is produced that will guide schools on the steps they need to take to work towards Mastery Learning.
The Socratess school self-assessment tool is based on extensive pedagogical research carried out by the organisation’s education experts as well as highly-respected educators from around the world including Benjamin Bloom, John Hattie and Black and Williams.
Notes to editors
Mastery learning is a method of teaching which places great emphasis on relevant curriculum content, feedback and guidance. Subject content is broken down into focused units of learning, with clearly specified objectives, which are taught until they are achieved. Learners work through each skill in a series of planned sequential steps. If a pupil does not reach the minimum level of competence, they are given support, opportunity and time to achieve the skill before continuing with more difficult challenges.
InfoMentor is a leading provider of teaching and learning solutions used by over a million teachers, pupils and parents in Germany, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. With headquarters in Reykjavic, Iceland, our products and services are backed by extensive pedagogical research into mastery learning. They provide deep analytical insights that help to improve learning outcomes, thereby helping all pupils reach their full potential.