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Schildkamp, Kim; Poortman, Cindy; Luyten, Hans; Ebbeler, Johanna – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Although data-based decision making can lead to improved student achievement, data are often not used effectively in schools. This paper therefore focuses on conditions for effective data use. We studied the extent to which school organizational characteristics, data characteristics, user characteristics, and collaboration influenced data use for…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Barriers, Performance Factors
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van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Chun, Seyeoung; Maulana, Ridwan; Lee, Okhwa; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Six observation scales for measuring the skills of teachers and 1 scale for measuring student engagement, assessed in South Korea and The Netherlands, are sufficiently reliable and offer sufficient predictive value for student engagement. A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis shows that the factor loadings and intercepts of the scales are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement
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Schildkamp, Kim; Poortman, Cindy L.; Handelzalts, Adam – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2016
The use of data for educational decision making has never been more prevalent. However, teachers and school leaders need support in data use. Support can be provided by means of professional development in the form of "data teams". This study followed the functioning of 4 data teams over a period of 2 years, applying a qualitative case…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Data, Educational Improvement
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Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim; Maulana, Ridwan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2016
The teaching profession faces a shortage as well as a decline of teaching skills. A possible way to mitigate this is to implement evidence-based induction arrangements. Seventy-one schools with 338 beginning secondary education teachers were randomly allocated to an experimental or a control group. The experimental schools used induction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teaching Skills
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Ehren, Melanie; Perryman, Jane; Shackleton, Nichola – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
With decentralisation becoming increasingly widespread across Europe, evaluation and accountability are becoming key issues in ensuring quality provision for all (Altrichter & Maag Merki, 2010; Eurydice, 2004). In Europe, the dominant arrangement for educational accountability is school inspections. The purpose of this research is to identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Involvement, Inspection, Expectation
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
The present study examines the development of a measure tapping students' perceptions of (pre-service) teachers' teaching behaviour to explore the practical value of such a measure in teacher education and teacher professional development programs. From a sample of 1,635 students of 91 pre-service teachers teaching in secondary education in The…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Heers, Marieke; Ghysels, Joris; Groot, Wim; van den Brink, HenriĆ«tte Maassen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
Community schools are becoming increasingly popular. They aim to enhance children's educational performance by offering extended educational and social services. As community schools mainly focus on disadvantaged children, this study evaluates the effects of community schooling on the educational outcomes of these pupils. We focus on care pupils…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Timmermans, Anneke C.; Thomas, Sally M. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
In many countries, policy makers struggle with the development of value-added indicators of school performance for educational accountability purposes and in particular with the choice whether school context measured in the form of student composition variables should be included. This study investigates differences between 7 empirical studies…
Descriptors: School Demography, School Effectiveness, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis
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Schildkamp, Kim; Rekers-Mombarg, Lyset T. M.; Harms, Truus J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2012
At the end of secondary education in The Netherlands, students have to pass a final examination, consisting of an internal school-based assessment and an external national assessment. According to the Dutch inspectorate, to ensure the quality of final examinations, the discrepancy between both assessments must be less than 0.5 points (on a scale…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap
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Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; Maulana, Ridwan; den Brok, Perry – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2012
The present study explored the developmental changes of teacher-student interpersonal relationships as well as that of academic motivation among first-grade secondary school students. In addition, the link between teacher-student interpersonal behaviour and academic motivation across the school year was investigated. The data were collected 5…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Nonverbal Communication, High School Freshmen
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Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. Adriaan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2011
The study presented here is an elaboration on recent educational effectiveness research focusing on long-term school effects. Central in this study is the approach to teaching at secondary schools and its relation to student perception of the fit between school and university and 1st-year academic achievement. Based on previous research, a coding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Models