SSE Resources/ Tools:

The following page provides a collection of SSE analysis tools and resources to help the process of School Self Evaluation



Additional Resources


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Data Gathering Tools Templates

Google Forms Tutorial


Improving SPHE through the SSE Process


Excel Tool for Analysis of Standardised Tests

SCOT Analysis Template


Google Forms

Compiling evidence from questionnaires and surveys can be difficult and cumbersome when completed in paper form. Google Forms allows schools to develop these surveys online and send them via email to teachers, parents and children.  Google surveys can also be embedded into the school website (which means that schools can put the survey on their website or post a link to the survey on their website).  When all of the participants have completed the survey online, the results are automatically collated and displayed as graphs (depending on the information).   The video below shows how to use Google forms, step by step. 

(Note: To use Google Forms, you will have to sign up for a Google account)

Google Forms Tutorial (Video Guide)

Google Forms Manual


Improving SPHE through the SSE Process



Excel Tool for Analysis of Standardised Tests

These excel spreadsheets allow a school to track the progress of a particular class or child over the course of their school lives, plotting their standarised scores in graph form against the national norms, so that a school can get a picture of where their schools (or individual child) is in maths and English. There are two versions of each of the class forms: one based on standard scores and the other on STEN.  Instructions as to how you use these forms are contained on the first sheet within each spreadsheet.

Another version of this file, allows a school to track individual children over their time in school and compare this to their score from an ability test, such as the NRIT.  These spreadsheets are available to download at the bottom of the page

To download these files, click on the link below:



SCOT Analysis Template

A SCOT Analysis (also known as a SWOT) is used to gather a broad range of evidence on any topic, subject or teaching methodology.  SCOT stands for: Strengths, Concerns, Opportunities and Threats.  Using a quadrant, a school can get a broad picture of where their school is and can be a good indicator as to where schools should begin to self evaluate.  A sample SCOT analysis in Word format is available to download here