Monitoring Educational Achievement, Volume 81
Unesco, International Institute for Educational Planning, 2004 - Business & Economics - 139 pages
The books in this series are written primarily for two types of clientele: those engaged in educational planning and administration, in developing as well as developed countries; and those, such as senior government officials and policymakers, seeking a more general understanding of educational planning and how it relates to national development. They are intended to be of use either for private study or in formal training programmes. Quality assessment of education systems is crucial, particularly in developing countries. However, it is not always easy to achieve, particularly in schools. Over the past two deEURes a 'good school' has been measured principally by outputs (pupil achievement), rather than inputs (education provided). Written in an accessible style, this book explains what monitoring educational achievement means. It draws on concrete examples from national and international case studies to provide answers to important questions on educational achievements, standards, costs and surveys. Finally, it highlights key technical standards for sample survey work in monitoring educational achievement, which will be particularly useful for educational planners working in different school contexts and systems.
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age group analysis assessment booklet Boston College calculated cent classroom conducted countries curricula curriculum data collection data entry desirable level developed education systems educational planning effect ensure errors of sampling example Figure gender grade 6 pupils grade repetition Hierarchical linear modelling High/Scope IEA study IIEP IIEP-UNESCO improve inputs Institute for Educational international studies Judgement samples Kenya learning levels of mastery literacy Malawi material Mauritius means measures minimum and desirable Ministry of Education monitoring educational achievement Namibia OECD participating Percentages and sampling percentages of pupils performance Pergamon Press PIRLS PISA Policy Concern primary school problems programmes provinces quality of education questionnaire construction questionnaires reading achievement reading and mathematics reading scores regions relationship research questions rhos SACMEQ studies sampling errors sampling weights school heads score points self-concept skill levels socio-economic standard errors strategies Table target population teachers test items TIMSS undertaken UNESCO variables Vietnam Zambia Zanzibar Zimbabwe