Measuring Quality: Education Indicators: United Kingdom and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Kathryn A. Riley, Desmond L. Nuttall

Published February 21, 2019
Reference - 150 Pages
ISBN 9781138301252 - CAT# Y365870
Series: Routledge Revivals

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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.

Originally published in 1994, this book offers a number of insights into the general debate about performance indicators at the time. 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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