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Using data and evidence to understand, evaluate and improve student outcomes

Colleges and universities gather vast amounts of data related to the student experience. Developments in data analytics offer powerful tools to improve student outcomes, but institutions can be unsure how to incorporate these effectively into their quality assurance and enhancement arrangements.

Learning and Quality

This workstream aims to get educators, planners, quality professionals and students to work together with SFC to ensure that this rich resource is more effectively used to evaluate and improve student outcomes.

Key questions

  • What data and evidence do we need (quantitative and qualitative) to measure effectiveness in the learning experience, academic standards and student outcomes?
  • What data will be most effective in driving change and improvement?

Lead agency

The lead agency for this workstream is the Scottish Funding Council.