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OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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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
Schildkamp, Kim, Ed.; Lai, Mei Kuin, Ed.; Earl, Lorna, Ed. – Springer, 2013
In a context where schools are held more and more accountable for the education they provide, data-based decision making has become increasingly important. This book brings together scholars from several countries to examine data-based decision making. Data-based decision making in this book refers to making decisions based on a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Accountability, Best Practices
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van Rijn, P. W.; Beguin, A. A.; Verstralen, H. H. F. M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
While measurement precision is relatively easy to establish for single tests and assessments, it is much more difficult to determine for decision making with multiple tests on different subjects. This latter is the situation in the system of final examinations for secondary education in the Netherlands and is used as an example in this paper. This…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Tests, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
Karkkainen, Kiira – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Innovation is essential for the education sector. The ways in which curriculum decision making is organised reflects different implicit approaches on how educational systems pertain to promote innovation in education. Curriculum holds an outstanding place when seeking to promote innovation in education, as it reflects the vision for education by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education