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Monitoring education [electronic resource] : indicators, quality, and effectiveness / Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon.

By: Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor.
Material type: TextTextSeries: School development series: Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y., USA : Cassell, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 259 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441168436 (electronic bk.); 1441168435 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Education -- Great Britain -- Evaluation | Educational tests and measurements -- Great Britain | EDUCATION -- Finance | Onderwijsevaluatie | Monitoring | Schule | Evaluation | Gro�britannien | Schools Assessment | Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Monitoring education.DDC classification: 379.1540941 Other classification: 81.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: In this text, the author draws on her experience as creator of the ALIS project (A-Level Information System), a quality monitoring and feedback system in use in many parts of the UK. She asks the question how do we get quality into education? and uses the positive lessons of ALIS to analyze the requirements of an effective, value-added monitoring system.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-252) and indexes.

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.

In this text, the author draws on her experience as creator of the ALIS project (A-Level Information System), a quality monitoring and feedback system in use in many parts of the UK. She asks the question how do we get quality into education? and uses the positive lessons of ALIS to analyze the requirements of an effective, value-added monitoring system.

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