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ERIC Number: ED546815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 144
ISBN: 978-1-909437-18-0
Building High-Performing and Improving Education Systems: Quality Assurance and Accountability. Review
Slater, Liz
CfBT Education Trust
Monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance in their various forms are seen as being one of the foundation stones of high-quality education systems. De Grauwe, writing about "school supervision" in four African countries in 2001, linked the decline in the quality of basic education to the cut in resources for supervision and support. Countries and states monitor and evaluate not only to drive educational improvement but also for accountability. There are difficulties with putting monitoring and evaluation into practice, and some opposition to it however, there seems to be a general recognition that evaluation is part of the process of education and that accountability is a normal and necessary part of the supply of public services. This review focuses on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of these methods to drive educational improvement and accountability; addressing structures, responsibilities, processes, tools and models of evaluation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CfBT Education Trust (United Kingdom)