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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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Ysenbaert, Joke; Van Houtte, Mieke; Van Avermaet, Piet – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
There is no question that teachers nowadays are challenged to adapt their teaching practices to the needs that arise from increasing diversity in the current classroom. Since effective teaching asks for alignment between teaching and assessment practices, the increasing diversity challenges teachers' assessment practices and schools' assessment…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Diversity, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert; Vanblaere, Bénédicte – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
Teacher evaluation has been used for decades in schools as a human resource management practice to hold teachers accountable and to help them develop professionally. This paper provides a synthesis of empirical studies about teacher evaluation. We use an overarching theoretical framework, the value chain, as a guide to collect and map insights…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Huber, Stephan Gerhard; Helm, Christoph – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
The crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus has far-reaching effects in the field of education, as schools were closed in March 2020 in many countries around the world. In this article, we present and discuss the School Barometer, a fast survey (in terms of reaction time, time to answer and dissemination time) that was conducted in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, School Closing, Educational Policy
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Hofflinger, Alvaro; von Hippel, Paul T. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
High-stakes testing pressures schools to raise test scores, but schools respond to pressure in different ways. Some responses produce real, broad increases in learning, but other responses can raise reported test scores without increasing learning. We estimate the effect of an accountability program on reading scores and math scores in Chile. Over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Low Achievement, High Stakes Tests
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Geiger, Tray J.; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Holloway, Jessica – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
For this study, researchers critically reviewed documents pertaining to the highest profile of the 15 teacher evaluation lawsuits that occurred throughout the U.S. as pertaining to the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers. In New Mexico, teacher plaintiffs contested how they were being evaluated and held accountable using a homegrown…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Teacher Responsibility, Accountability, Value Added Models
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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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