ERIC Number: ED333574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Educational Quality through Performance Indicators for School Practice.
Issues in the monitoring of educational quality through performance indicators are discussed in this paper. The first section discusses the management of quality in educational systems and identifies the general functions of performance indicators as quality assurance, development, and accountability. Indicator systems are discussed in the following sections, and the relationships among indicators, development, and accountability are addressed in the context of the South Australian educational review system. The primary purpose of the review is to report on performance with respect to specific practices across the system as a whole. Effective practice reviews are conducted in four domains: teaching and learning; organization and management; ethos and culture; and social justice. The final sections discuss the use of performance indicators for development and quality management purposes as part of a broad framework for monitoring educational quality. An educational review program based on group discussion, interviews, and observation assessed teaching and learning in 80 classrooms and management and organization in 17 schools. Findings indicate that the teaching and learning practices were stronger than those for management and organization. The recommendation is made for strengthening curriculum aspects of schooling, particularly planning, development, and review; delivery strategies; staff development; and management and review of development. Two figures are included. (8 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia); Strategic Planning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).