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The EmpowerED initiative, which includes two main projects and a framework is designed to serve as an assessment and developmental tool, that can also guide improvement efforts directed at improving a school’s effectiveness in the areas of instructional, management, organizational leadership, and financial efficiency. The framework offers a unique opportunity for schools to measure their overall performance against five core domains using 16 main indicators.


As an assessment tool, the framework allows assessors to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, across the standards and indicators, from which insights could be obtained for both structural and professional development.


Criterion Driven
Uses specific criteria to guide and assess professional practice and development

Data Driven 
Uses assessment data to develop strategic development plans for teachers, leaders, and schools 

360 degree Performance Driven
Uses multiple sources of data points to drive responsible and adaptive teaching and learning practices to improve student learning  

The effectiveness, performance, and accountability of schools are crucial factors in shaping the educational experience of students. The EmpowerED Initiative offers a framework with domains (metrics and indicators) to assess a school's effectiveness, with opportunities for school leaders to measure their effectiveness and use the data to drive improvements in educational outcomes.

We know Public Examination Scores (national assessment grades/scores or percentage passed) have always been the key reference or indicator for judging a school’s effectiveness, and though they have been useful, we believe it is time to shift from this narrowly oriented index of judging a school’s quality,  to widen the frame of accountability and performance assessment. The EmpowerED Index presents a system for schools to build capacity for improvement across a multi-faceted performance framework with different indicators. Our commitment to strengthening and supporting schools and educators to build capacity for innovation to attain optimal performance and desired results in their daily operations has led to the development of the Effective School Index.



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Get Involve 

To learn more about how you or your school can participate in the assessment, or projects  please contact us via email

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