Measuring Quality: Education Indicators--United Kingdom and International Perspectives

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Kathryn A. Riley, Desmond L. Nuttall
Falmer Press, 1994 - Education - 140 pages
Moves to develop indicators about school effectiveness and performance have been driven by national trends and debates about performance and accountability. Nationally set indicators - such as the standard assessment tasks, or the publication of performance in public examinations - have increasingly become part of the new education currency: a medium for exercising choice and decision-making in the new education market place. As contributors to this book suggest, such a framework is not unproblematic. This book offers a number of insights into the general debate about performance indicators. It explores the background to the debate; the differing perspectives of policy-makers and practitioners; and the purpose, audiences and values of education indicators, both in the UK and elsewhere.

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