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Rahnuma, Naureen – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
This paper evaluates experiences of quality culture as actualized by academic and administrative leaders in a nonprofit, private Bangladeshi university, ensuing the recent implementation of a state-stipulated national quality framework. Based on the data derived from ten interviews integrated with the Quality Assurance Framework document…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Educational Quality, Private Colleges
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Nortvedt, Guri A.; Wiese, Eline; Brown, Martin; Burns, Denise; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Altrichter, Herbert; Fellner, Magdalena; Herzog-Punzenberger, Barbara; Nayir, Funda; Taneri, Pervin Oya – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
Across the world, teachers' classroom assessment tasks and responsibilities are becoming more diverse due to increased migration. In this review, we address how migrant students are affected by assessment, both summative and formative, at the classroom level, with a focus on culturally responsive assessment (CRA). Previous research has shown that…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Immigrants
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Cumming, Joy; Goldstein, Harvey; Hand, Kirstine – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
In Australia, under the National Assessment Plan, educational accountability testing in literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) is undertaken with all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 to monitor student achievement and inform policy. However, the extent to which these data have been analysed to report student progress is limited. This article reports a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Use, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Borch, Iris; Sandvoll, Ragnhild; Risør, Torsten – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
Student evaluation of teaching is a multipurpose tool that aims to improve and assure educational quality. Improved teaching and student learning are central to educational enhancement. However, use of evaluation data for these purposes is less robust than expected. This paper explores how students and teachers perceive how different student…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Klemenz, Stefan; König, Johannes; Schaper, Niclas – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This paper examines the effects of learning opportunities on the attainment of different proficiency levels in general pedagogical knowledge among student teachers to provide insights into their learning processes and the effectiveness of teacher preparation. The authors used a subsample of the EMW study with two time points, comprising the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Fischer, Jessica; Praetorius, Anna-Katharina; Klieme, Eckhard – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Valid cross-country comparisons of student learning and pivotal factors contributing to it, such as teaching quality, offer the possibility to learn from outstandingly effective educational systems across the world and to improve learning in classrooms by providing policy relevant information. Yet, it often remains unclear whether the instruments…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Johansson, Stefan; Myrberg, Eva – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
At an international level, teachers' work is increasingly circumscribed and regulated. Notions of accountability have shifted from primarily inputs to primary outcomes, and investment in strengthening teacher performance evaluation has expanded. At the same time, investment in enhancing the quality of teacher education programs is contested in…
Descriptors: Specialization, Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Reading Achievement
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Torres, Leonor L.; Palhares, José A.; Afonso, Almerindo J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
The mechanisms of academic distinction of the best students, such as the Honours Boards of Excellence and Value, emerge in Portuguese state schools as important institutional management strategies for promoting the school image and attracting the best students. This is what the authors propose to discuss, and that they identify as being a new form…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Foreign Countries, State Schools, Marketing
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Firestone, William A.; Donaldson, Morgaen L. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Most recent research on teacher evaluation examines evaluation's measurement properties and accountability uses. Less research studies how evaluation data can improve teaching and student learning. In other contexts, researchers have examined how teachers use data to improve their practice. From general research on teachers' data use, we apply the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Data Use, Evaluation Methods, Decision Making
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Welsh, Richard; Graham, Jerome; Williams, Sheneka – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states have increased latitude over school improvement and accountability policies. At the same time, school takeover via state-run turnaround districts has emerged as a prominent education reform. Although policies takeover influence how teachers are prepared, supported, and evaluated, little is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pekince Kardas, Dilek – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This research aims to understand the perceptions of a group of secondary school teachers and principals regarding the place of academic achievement within the bureaucratic accountability structure. The research focus is, from the educators' perspectives, to what extent the Ministry of National Education holds them and their schools accountable for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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Skedsmo, Guri; Huber, Stephan Gerhard – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Amid rising concerns in recent decades about the performance, equity, and efficiency of education systems, policy-makers worldwide have sought to reform educational governance. Key reform elements include standardized testing, teacher monitoring and evaluation, and accountability, often in combination with other features such as decentralization…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Levy, Jessica; Brunner, Martin; Keller, Ulrich; Fischbach, Antoine – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Value-added (VA) modeling can be used to quantify teacher and school effectiveness by estimating the effect of pedagogical actions on students' achievement. It is gaining increasing importance in educational evaluation, teacher accountability, and high-stakes decisions. We analyzed 370 empirical studies on VA modeling, focusing on modeling and…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Guarino, Cassandra M.; Stacy, Brian W.; Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Nations, states, and districts must choose among an array of different approaches to measuring school effectiveness in implementing their accountability policies, and the choice can be difficult because different approaches yield different results. This study compares two approaches to computing school effectiveness: a "beating the odds"…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, School Effectiveness, Decision Making, Accountability
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Qian, Haiyan; Walker, Allan – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role school principals play in managing the intersection of external and internal accountability systems within Chinese schools. Specifically, the paper seeks to understand principals' perception of top-down accountability demands and the strategies they adopt to build and strengthen internal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Administrator Attitudes
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