These compelling case studies from schools worldwide demonstrate practical examples of how wellbeing data can be used in reality.
Research and Data
We’ve steadily built our capacity to collect, aggregate and analyse data. We have been working diligently to learn from all of the types of data we collect, building systems to gather, portray and share it in usable forms with our members.
We are in a unique position in working closely with over 800 international schools and 585 universities located in 122 countries. We share data that CIS member schools and higher education institutions can use to inform decisions and set benchmarks.
We offer a series of online data dashboards exclusively for university and school members including:
- Regional Data Dashboard: School leaders can compare key data indicators across the CIS membership network to inform decisions and set benchmarks.
- International Student Financial Aid Data: High school guidance counsellors can use this resource to inform students' university application processes.
- Community Survey Reports: During the accreditation process, each school administers the CIS Community Survey with their community. Schools can compare Community Survey results with other CIS accredited schools.
- Compensation Surveys: Our annual Head of School Compensation Survey along with a survey for teachers and other school leaders are valuable resources to learn how compensation packages compare to those of other schools of similar size around the world and in your region.
How do you approach a data-led, data-fed approach to well-being and illuminate your pursuit of the 'well-being first' school? Matthew Savage suggests ways to measure what really matters.
What salary gaps exist in international education? Learn from our research and test your assumptions—how does gender and ethnicity impact the salary of school heads? Explore the data and think about how you can bring about positive changes in international education.
We’re always looking for ways to use data to help solve challenges facing our membership community. And our work to foster greater inclusion across our global community via diversity, equity and anti-racism (I-DEA) continues at pace. One way we are linking these two priorities is to share our data analysis expertise via strategic partnerships, most recently to determine diversity baseline data in international schools, collecting data on gender, nationality, and ethnicity of board members, heads of schools, leadership teams, and teachers.
Take a look at three of the salary gaps we identified in the 2020 CIS Heads of School Salary & Benefits Report. Each year, we ‘take the pulse’ of our community in relation to the salaries and benefits of heads of international schools worldwide.
The pandemic has brought uncertainty, loss and hardship to many students graduating from high school this year. We share five ‘big ideas’ emerging in transition programming in the context of the Coronavirus. Plus key findings from a recent survey of 134 high school counsellors across 52 countries, links to research, resources and more.
On #SaferInternetDay (11 February) we join thousands of you in promoting the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. Where do you start when tackling such a broad and complex topic in an international school context? We called on our colleagues at Childnet International and 9ine Consultancy for information, guidance and resources.
Global citizenship is an often-used term and means different things to different people. Setting the tone for 2020, our Symposia on Intercultural Learning will provide a stage for a diverse group of international educators to present their latest research and techniques from their own cultural perspectives and contexts across the globe.
As a new-comer to CIS, one of the many things that came as a pleasant surprise was the number of CIS member universities offering financial aid and/or scholarships to international students. It's easy to absorb a lunch break exploring the KnowledgeBase ...
Alejandra is our data analyst, and she had just taken ownership of our annual compensation surveys, which explore salaries and benefits for international school leaders and staff
Students today have more options than ever when it comes to study outside their home country. They can take many factors into consideration when deciding where to study—language of the host country, tuition costs, distance from family, availability of degree programmes, and more. But how can universities best predict which students might be interested in them?
This year, CIS continues its groundbreaking research into the relationship between culture and student learning and communication preferences.
The CIS Symposium on Intercultural Learning provided the forum for interested educators like myself to reflect on the importance of intercultural competencies within the field of international education.
Are the teachers and leaders in your school interculturally competent? Does it really even matter?
Eowyn Crisfield, an expert on bilingualism in international schools, will lead a workshop at the upcoming CIS Symposia on Intercultural Learning in Amsterdam (9 & 10 March 2017) and Singapore (23 & 24 March 2017).