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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Charalambous, Evi; Creemers, Bert P. M.; Antoniou, Panayiotis; Devine, Dympna; Papastylianou, Dona; Fahie, Declan – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This paper presents the results of a European study investigating the extent to which the Dynamic Approach to School Improvement (DASI) can help schools situated in socially disadvantaged areas to improve their effectiveness. At the beginning of the school year 2015-2016, a sample of 72 primary schools in four European countries (Cyprus, England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Schools
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Dedering, Kathrin; Sowada, Moritz G. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
School inspections have become an important instrument of quality assurance and quality development in many European countries. So far, the focus of empirical research on school inspections has been on the acceptance of the procedure among the school-internal actors, its influence for internal quality development and its effects on student…
Descriptors: Inspection, Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teamwork
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Alcott, Benjamin – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
Prior research has highlighted the importance of educational achievement throughout school in predicting subsequent progression to higher education in England. However, progress assessments may not only demonstrate students' prior academic achievement but also influence their future achievement. I compare students who have received different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Ehren, Melanie C. M.; Godfrey, David – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
This paper explores the impact of external accountability on four mechanisms of network-internal quality control and the properties of (mandated) inter-organizational networks. An explorative case study approach examines the external accountability of a newly established educational network (MAT) and how schools and the Trust are held accountable…
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Lindberg, Erik – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
The Anglo-Saxon countries have implemented Management by Objectives (MBO) complemented with school-based management (SBM) fairly rapidly. Although these countries are considered something of a benchmark of stability, research on principals reveals that they experience high levels of stress and that this is associated with poorer job performance.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Job Performance, School Based Management
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Kelly, Anthony; Downey, Christopher – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2010
Value-added measures can be used to allocate funding to schools, to identify those institutions in need of special attention and to underpin government guidance on targets. In England, there has been a tendency to include in these measures an ever-greater number of contextualising variables and to develop ever-more complex models that encourage…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
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Tymms, Peter; Jones, Paul; Albone, Stephen; Henderson, Brian – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2009
This paper assesses the cumulative long-term impact of successive years of high quality provision in schools. This was achieved by looking at the consequences, up to the age of 11 (Year 6), of attending a school where there was high or low value-added in each of the 7 years of primary education in England. Multi-level models for thousands of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education