The creative mind behind SPA is Philip Holmes-Smith. He is an experienced educational psychometrician, statistician and educator. Behind the interface of SPA, there is sophisticated statistically programming being computed to calculate how much value added learning is occurring, students’ growth against the Australian Curriculum and colour-coded indications about where your students are performing against the curriculum.
Philip started his career as a math and science teacher. And for the last 16 years through his company SREAMS, he has been helping both primary and secondary teachers analyse, interpret and use performance data to inform their teaching and it is this practical experience that has informed the development of SPA.