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ERIC Number: ED394686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
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Key Performance Indicators for Primary Schools.
Focusing mostly on their application for primary schools, this document describes the educational key performance indicators (KPI) employed by the Wendsworth, England, Local Educational Authority (LEA). Indicators are divided into 3 areas, educational context, resource development, and outcomes. Contextual indicators include pupil mobility, home language, and numbers by age group; proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals; and ethnic breakdown of school population. Resource development indicators include overall budget, staffing expenditures, class size, and pupil to teacher ratio. Outcome indicators include pupil attainment measured by reading and mathematics tests, pupil attendance, and pupil exclusions. Additional indicators include equity of resource distribution and gender differences in educational outcomes. Using KPI can help researchers evaluate and compare schools. In addition, the employment of KPI improves accountability by providing governors with a way to ask relevant questions about school management and focuses attention on key educational outcomes of individual pupils. (Contains 11 references.) (JW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Budgets, Cultural Context, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Sex Differences, Student Mobility, Teacher Student Ratio
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: England; Local Education Authorities (United Kingdom); Resource Development
Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (Bath, England, United Kingdom, September 14-17, 1995).