We wrote short feedbacks of 50 words after each lesson we provided. Parents would receive them by mail and soon we developed a web-platform where they could be read in a more timely fashion.
This was our first approach to Make Learning Visible, with a qualitative method.
The urge was there to develop a second way of Making Learning Visible, a quantitative way.
In our third exam-prep course in 2016 we validated our method of collecting performance data. In 2017 we started working with a light version of Make Learning Visible with no graphical interface. In 2018 we will be offering a working prototype to our teacher staff with a graphical user-interface that supports decision making and finally Makes Learning truly Visible.
Over the course of these four years it became apparent that students, teachers, parents and institutions alike can improve their work significantly if they work with qualitative and quantitative means to measure student, teacher and insitution performance.
The school never sought any form of investment or financial support and is self sufficient to this day.