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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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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