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ERIC Number: EJ794972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Feedback of Indicators to Schools
van Petegem, Peter; Vanhoof, Jan
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n1 p246-277 2004
The last decade the development of (international) educational indicators has been extending in many ways: the number of countries involved, the aspects covered, the impact on educational policy, their attention in the media. More recent is the attention that is given to the feedback of indicators to individual schools. More and more stakeholders of the educational indicators (policy makers, researchers, school leaders and teachers) become convinced of the fact that a better use of the indicators could lead to powerful opportunities for individual schools to analyse and improve their educational quality. A very important role in this respect is reserved for models that provide individual schools with feedback. This implies that the feedback of indicators is one of the aspects to be considered in order to enhance the impact of indicators. This paper contains three parts. It starts with investigating whether there is a need for providing educational indicators and benchmarks to individual schools. Then it presents two Flemish case studies that actually equip schools with individual feedback of indicators. Based on the needs for feedback and the experiences in both the case studies the authors create a model for feedback. This is the third part of the paper that presents some general and technical aspects that the feedback of educational indicators should comply to. The paper ends with some general conclusions. (Contains 8 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium