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ERIC Number: ED443157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 16
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Quality Assurance in Victorian Schools: An Approach to School Improvement. The School Review Program in Victoria, Australia: An Evaluation.
Fearnside, Rob
The Victorian school accountability framework is designed specifically for Victorian public schooling in the 1990s. These schools have three chief characteristics: (1) a high level of school autonomy in operational decisions about research allocation, human-resource management, and staff selection; (2) a common framework for curriculum and assessment; and (3) school councils made up of parent, community, and staff representatives with significant control over school policy within broad government frameworks. The accountability framework has two main purposes: "to satisfy legitimate expectations of government about accountability for the outcomes of schooling, and to assist schools and teachers to improve standards of student learning." The review process includes two stages: school self-assessment and external verification. As part of its internal evaluation processes, the Office of Review invited school verification panel members to complete an evaluation survey. A total of 2,810 surveys were returned, and respondents are providing very strong endorsement of the school review process and the benefit of this for the schools. An appendix is provided on School Annual Report Measures. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia