The expert meeting on 29 and 30 January 2019 enabled the team to discuss the last amendments to be made to the Roadmap, a self-assessment tool for schools to support the language(s) of schooling. Indeed, a certain number of issues were raised when testing the Roadmap but the ECML is fully committed to ensuring that it will function perfectly well as soon as possible. Meanwhile the idea to prepare a printable version of the results came up. With such a document the schools will have the possibility to get their results on a single document, which they can use for example for a meeting of teachers.
A new product called “coordinators’ package” has been added to the project. It includes ready-made PowerPoint presentations, documents addressed to the parents such as letters or consent forms, Word templates, logo and other materials. The package will enable coordinators to apprehend the Roadmap easily and take as much administrative burden as possible off their shoulders.
The technical implementation of the promising practices is planned. Roadmap will be able to show a number of customized promising practices to each school at the results page. The database will also be able to function as a stand-alone product, so that all users can simply consult the promising practices even if they did not use the Roadmap’s self-assessment survey.
The project team: Rebecca Dahm (France, coordinator), Katri Kuukka (Finland),
Selin Öndül Talegon (Switzerland), Nermina Wikström (Sweden)