Programme effectiveness is evaluated through different indicators. Depending on the level of implementation of guidance plans in each centre, different indicators are considered, e.g.:
- implementation indicators: number of resources designed and that have been launched or are going to be implemented imminently;
- performance and satisfaction indicators: number of people participating in each centre in the designed plans, satisfaction by teaching teams and students;
- outcomes indicators: improvement in dropout rates and results in those centres that have already implemented plans.
These indicators are related with our three main objectives.
The programme’s first objective (Provide resources for improvement and innovative activities in professional and academic guidance of VET students) is to provide resources and/or facilitate their exchange between the VET centres. Different kind of resources are available, such as: activities designed for teachers, good practices of VET centres, action plans, and others. The programme entails more than 100 activities, which derive form VET teachers’ work, have been tested into practice, evaluated and verified regarding their adequacy,utility and impact.
Another important resource for teachers is the Training Plan. This plan is designed based on the needs of the teachers raised at the end of the academic course and offers training for professional development of the teaching staff, techniques and strategies for tutorial action and transversal competences).
In regards to the second strategic objective (promote networking and the exchange of good practices between VET centres, as well as their dissemination), Orienta FP has significantly increased the number of centres that participate in our programme and therefore increased the impact since its creation. In addition, collaborative work has been fostered between centres through shared projects. During the academic year 2020-21, 36% of the centres have started stable collaboration projects related to the professional orientation of students. In addition, the centres participate in meetings and public activities with other centres, where they annually share good practices or share part of the work carried out and put it in value (for example the "Mostra Impulsfp" or "the Quality Days in FP ", both annual events, in which we have participated since the 19-20 academic year).
The third strategic objective is specifically referred to the daily work with our VET centres: the implementation of measures to improve academic success, reduce the ELVET percentages and the training and professional trajectories of VET students. to the VET centres aim to implement improvement plans which reflect the measure of implementation, development and outcomes. Quantitative and qualitative data are collected by our coordinators in each VET centre and processed in the programme. We have a large number of indicators, apart from the general strategies, each course has operational indicators, about thematic lines discussed. For example, during academic year 20-2,1 we have worked on synergy maps of centres and its ecosystems to establish alliances that can benefit guidance and improvement plans, so an indicator has been the number of centre that had managed to establish relationships with agents in their environment to improve tutoring and career guidance plans (82% of the 20-21 centres).
Every year, when academic course ends, each centre must produce a report (qualitative and quantitative) on the activities carried out and their outcomes. This report and an active participation in the network are the main criteria established to obtain an official certificate of educational and training innovation. Reports are subjected to review as well as the activities carried out during the work sessions by the programme coordinator. Further, a basic condition for a VET centre that wants to be part of the programme is to have an Official Quality Certificate for its processes (ISO 9001), so all activities carried out within the framework of the programme in a centre can be subject to quality audits.