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Monitoring education : indicators, quality, and effectiveness

Author: Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y., USA : Cassell, 1996.
Series: School development series.
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In this text, the author asks the question, "how do we get quality into education?" and uses the positive lessons of the ALIS project (A-Level Information System) to analyze the requirements of an  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor.
Monitoring education.
London ; New York, N.Y., USA : Cassell, 1996
(OCoLC)604368399
Online version:
Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor.
Monitoring education.
London ; New York, N.Y., USA : Cassell, 1996
(OCoLC)607679623
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon
ISBN: 0304330701 9780304330706 0304329835 9780304329830 0826454615 9780826454614
OCLC Number: 34077941
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Four kinds of data --
Experiments: finding out the effects of actions --
Do we really need performance indicators? --
Philosophical approaches --
Science and complexity --
Coping with complexity --
An up-and-running indicator system --
The ALIS project --
Measurements for monitoring systems --
Measuring achievement: problems and conflicts --
Assessment: some 'solutions', including an assessment transcript --
Assessing vocational courses --
Measuring attitudes --
Measuring processes --
Assessing the quality of measurements --
Basic statistical procedures for monitoring --
Value added --
Relative ratings: assessing the relative performance of departments using a single set of examination data --
Aggregation and segregation: what does 'means on means' mean? --
The design of performance indicator systems --
A general rationale for the design of performance indicator systems --
The development and use of indicator systems --
Further generations of indicators: monitoring systems evolve --
The impact of monitoring on other systems --
Wanted: better management --
Performance-related pay or 'merit pay': a dead alley? --
LEA's: is resuscitation overdue? --
Inspection: the accounts are overdue --
Politics could be so much better --
Universities: just another kind of business, or something else? --
Signing off --
Chaotic behaviour of a very simple non-linear equation --
Secondary education in England and Wales: comparisons with the USA --
UK Examination Boards: a summary --
ALIS indicators and FEFC Inspection plans: a booklet written for Colleges.
Series Title: School development series.
Responsibility: Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon.

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