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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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Fuelled by the interest in school performance league tables, performance monitoring is increasingly influential over the management of education, providing a way to monitor, define and achieve quality in education. Monitoring Education aims to contribute to the process of designing systems of monitoring that work. With reference to developments in the US, management strategies for achieving effectiveness are  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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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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