Breaking News! Shelby Consulting Wins 2014 Best Evaluation award

Shelby Consulting has been awarded the 2014 Best Evaluation Study Award by the AES (Australian Evaluation Society) in recognition of their contribution to the Evaluation of the Western Australian Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative. The award was presented to Shelby Consulting for the evaluation which was conducted in partnership with the Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne, and Murdoch University.

The IPS initiative, which was implemented in 2009 was designed to give public schools greater control of their operations, leading to improved operational efficiency and effectiveness, and consequently improving student outcomes. The initiative also aimed to facilitate stronger engagement between schools and their communities using different accountability processes, while still supporting schools within the public system.

The award was accepted at the annual award dinner night for the AES (Australian Evaluation Society) conference held in Darwin in front of colleagues from Australia, Aotearoa, New Zealand and the world.