School operations

Annual Implementation Plan (AIP)

1. What’s new in the Annual Implementation Plan

FISO 2.0 continua of practice

To streamline the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) process, the self-evaluation against the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) 2.0 continua of practice has been relocated to the end-of-year assessment process for the current AIP.

Priorities goal

Schools continue to require both a learning and wellbeing goal and key improvement strategy in their AIP, however schools will now be able to ‘switch off’ the established system-wide priorities goal in order to adopt specific learning and wellbeing goals and key improvement strategies from the school’s School Strategic Plan (SSP).

Schools with an SSP not yet updated to FISO 2.0 that do not already have both learning and wellbeing goals can continue to use the priorities goal in their 2024 AIP, or can choose to update their SSP.

Schools updating their SSP should do so in consultation with their senior education improvement leader (SEIL).

New NAPLAN data and the AIP

The recent changes to NAPLAN assessment and reporting have implications for how schools assess against and develop NAPLAN-related targets. These are:

  • 2023 AIP end-of-year assessment: schools can now select ‘not able to assess’ from the drop-down menu in SPOT. This option should be selected for all NAPLAN targets, as schools will not be able to determine whether they have ‘met’ a 12-month NAPLAN target due to the changes to the measurement scale.
  • 2024 AIP target development: schools are able to set targets using the new NAPLAN measures as appropriate to their context. Schools may either set a specific numerical end-of-year target or can choose to use their 2023 NAPLAN results as the baseline for improvement (for example, ‘improve the proportion of students in the ‘excelling’ proficiency level of NAPLAN Reading from 15% (2023 baseline).’

Note that schools should continue to set targets for other (non-NAPLAN) datasets using the standard approach.

Impact of changes to the calculation of perception survey data

As outlined in the November 2023 School UpdateExternal Link , the department has made a minor change to the calculation of results in the Attitudes to School Survey (AToSS), School Staff Survey (SSS) and Parent, Caregiver and Guardian Opinion Survey (PCGOS), such that the ’percentage positive endorsement‘ may increase a little, compared to previously available 2019 to 2022 data. For more information about these changes, refer to Update to the calculation of student, staff and parent opinion survey results (PDF)External Link .

For most schools, the changes will have a minimal impact on results and whether the target is ‘met’, ‘partially met’ or ‘not met’ in the AIP end-of-year self-assessment. Where there is a more notable change to the data, schools can use the percentage increment (that is, growth) specified in the targets to assess whether the target is ‘met’, ‘partially met’ or ‘not met’.

For example, a school that initially set a target to improve positive endorsement of a specific AToSS factor from 42% in 2022 to 48% in 2023, and found that their baseline data has shifted, should assess whether their updated data reflects the targeted 6% improvement from the updated baseline. That is, if the updated baseline data for 2022 now shows a positive endorsement of 46%, the school will have ‘met’ their target if their 2023 results show a 6% improvement, that is, 52% positive endorsement or higher.

When providing feedback on the 2023 end-of-year self-assessment, SEILs are encouraged to confirm that schools’ AIP self-assessment is accurate in light of the data changes.

For further planning information, refer to the School Strategic Plan policy and guidance.

Includes information on the FISO 2.0 Continua of Practice, priorities goals and new NAPLAN data and the AIP

Reviewed 20 February 2024

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