An information session is being held for all schools to learn about the Wellbeing and Engagement Census (WEC). The session gives schools the opportunity to learn more about the WEC and its benefits to school communities, and to hear from Western Australian schools who have participated in previous collections.
The WEC is a data collection system developed by the South Australian Department for Education to measure the wellbeing and engagement of every student aged 9 to 18 across the government and private education systems. To date, South Australia has worked with over 1000 schools across all of South Australia, Tasmania, Dubai and many schools in Western Australia.
- utilises a self-report survey to collect information directly from students in years 4 to 12 about relevant non-academic factors relevant to learning, engagement and participation
- provides schools with evidence directly from students to monitor, guide and build their wellbeing, acknowledging the growing recognition of how measuring student wellbeing helps in building the social-emotional and self-regulation skills they will need in adult life.
The South Australian Department for Education provides a service that is fully integrative of privacy protection protocols, data collection and management, and report development, all backed by quality, scientific rigour, and privacy protection and harm minimisation measures. The WEC features the best scientifically-validated tools available and reporting products relevant to the social and educational context of WA schools.
For information on how schools have used the Wellbeing and Engagement Census data, please click on the link provide to access the video (https://youtu.be/2wtHbqKxQTU)
For more information on the WEC, please visit www.wellbeingcensus.sa.gov.au, or contact DECD.WEC@sa.gov.au to register your schools participation in the next collection taking place in Term 3, 2020.