Monitoring is seeing if you are doing what you said you would do and done in a systematic approach to overseeing planning, learning, and teaching.This is part of the evaluation that ensures that information is gathered so that judgments can be made and questions answered accordingly. Evaluating, on the other hand, is the measurements of success. This is done after there is a comparison between outcomes, aims, and objectives. This eventually leads to a summative assessment of current practices within the school, then informs on the future planning for both learning and teaching. School monitoring and evaluation help in providing a consolidated source of information showing the progress of the school.
Monitoring and evaluation give a basis for both questioning and testing assumptions. Monitoring and evaluation should be an integral component of any particular school since it helps in planning.A school should use technological tools available to help in gathering information. Also, it shows the mistakes and creates paths for both learning and improving.
Why monitoring and evaluation systems are important
Through monitoring and evaluation in schools, good leadership is put into practice and accountability which leads to school improvement. Effective monitoring and evaluation can best be achieved through record keeping and proper reporting systems, to help find out whether the school resources are being spent according to plan or not. This also helps in figuring out whether the teaching method in the school is delivering to the desired educational results.Any school management team will have better means to learning and improve from past experiences, improve planning, and better allocation of resources if they put the best monitoring and evaluation practices. Through this, the school can be accountable to the stakeholders.
Monitoring and evaluation systems have enhanced the performance of both the teachers and the students. Through the use of technology, the school management, and the teachers can access data that can be used to give guides on how to improve the performance of the students.The teachers can do an assessment and the behavior of the student to identify the areas where the student is failing. It is by that; teachers can align their teaching skills accordingly to improve student performance.
Monitoring and evaluation help in planning on future of the school. The school management plan on the areas to fill the gaps and cover, appropriately balance between attained targets, and future assessment opportunities.