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Firestone, William A.; Donaldson, Morgaen L. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Most recent research on teacher evaluation examines evaluation's measurement properties and accountability uses. Less research studies how evaluation data can improve teaching and student learning. In other contexts, researchers have examined how teachers use data to improve their practice. From general research on teachers' data use, we apply the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Data Use, Evaluation Methods, Decision Making
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Welsh, Richard; Graham, Jerome; Williams, Sheneka – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states have increased latitude over school improvement and accountability policies. At the same time, school takeover via state-run turnaround districts has emerged as a prominent education reform. Although policies takeover influence how teachers are prepared, supported, and evaluated, little is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pekince Kardas, Dilek – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This research aims to understand the perceptions of a group of secondary school teachers and principals regarding the place of academic achievement within the bureaucratic accountability structure. The research focus is, from the educators' perspectives, to what extent the Ministry of National Education holds them and their schools accountable for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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Skedsmo, Guri; Huber, Stephan Gerhard – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Amid rising concerns in recent decades about the performance, equity, and efficiency of education systems, policy-makers worldwide have sought to reform educational governance. Key reform elements include standardized testing, teacher monitoring and evaluation, and accountability, often in combination with other features such as decentralization…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Levy, Jessica; Brunner, Martin; Keller, Ulrich; Fischbach, Antoine – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Value-added (VA) modeling can be used to quantify teacher and school effectiveness by estimating the effect of pedagogical actions on students' achievement. It is gaining increasing importance in educational evaluation, teacher accountability, and high-stakes decisions. We analyzed 370 empirical studies on VA modeling, focusing on modeling and…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Paufler, Noelle A.; Clark, Chris – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
In changing accountability contexts, policymakers are engaging in international dialogue and collaborative efforts with new opportunities to reframe conversations about how to measure teacher quality and to (re) design and implement evaluation systems accordingly to ensure that they are fair, useable, feasible, and accurate. This study examined…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Validity
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Van Den Ouweland, Loth; Vanhoof, Jan; Van den Bossche, Piet – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Research indicates that underperforming teachers have a profound impact on students and on principals who struggle to deal with the underperformance. However, the impact on, and responses of, other teachers (i.e. co-workers) is rarely studied, in spite of the importance of teacher collaboration in contemporary education. Therefore, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Performance, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Shuangshuang; Bell, Courtney A.; Jones, Nathan D.; McCaffrey, Daniel F. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Researchers and practitioners sometimes presume that using a previously "validated" instrument will produce "valid" scores; however, contemporary views of validity suggest that there are many reasons this assumption can be faulty. In order to demonstrate just some of the problems with this view, and to support comparisons of…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Test Validity, Scores
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Arnold-Berkovits, Ilona; Kurz, Alexander; Reddy, Linda A. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
The present study investigated the convergent validity of the Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System (MyiLOGS; Kurz and Elliott 2012), a teacher self-report log designed to measure students' opportunity to learn (OTL) the intended curriculum. MyiLOGS is compared to the Classroom Strategies Assessment System--Observer Form (CSAS-O;…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Diaries, Elementary Secondary Education, Teachers
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Charalambous, Evi; Creemers, Bert P. M.; Antoniou, Panayiotis; Devine, Dympna; Papastylianou, Dona; Fahie, Declan – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This paper presents the results of a European study investigating the extent to which the Dynamic Approach to School Improvement (DASI) can help schools situated in socially disadvantaged areas to improve their effectiveness. At the beginning of the school year 2015-2016, a sample of 72 primary schools in four European countries (Cyprus, England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Schools
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Klemenz, Stefan; König, Johannes; Schaper, Niclas – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This paper examines the effects of learning opportunities on the attainment of different proficiency levels in general pedagogical knowledge among student teachers to provide insights into their learning processes and the effectiveness of teacher preparation. The authors used a subsample of the EMW study with two time points, comprising the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Fischer, Jessica; Praetorius, Anna-Katharina; Klieme, Eckhard – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Valid cross-country comparisons of student learning and pivotal factors contributing to it, such as teaching quality, offer the possibility to learn from outstandingly effective educational systems across the world and to improve learning in classrooms by providing policy relevant information. Yet, it often remains unclear whether the instruments…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Johansson, Stefan; Myrberg, Eva – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
At an international level, teachers' work is increasingly circumscribed and regulated. Notions of accountability have shifted from primarily inputs to primary outcomes, and investment in strengthening teacher performance evaluation has expanded. At the same time, investment in enhancing the quality of teacher education programs is contested in…
Descriptors: Specialization, Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Reading Achievement
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Torres, Leonor L.; Palhares, José A.; Afonso, Almerindo J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
The mechanisms of academic distinction of the best students, such as the Honours Boards of Excellence and Value, emerge in Portuguese state schools as important institutional management strategies for promoting the school image and attracting the best students. This is what the authors propose to discuss, and that they identify as being a new form…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Foreign Countries, State Schools, Marketing
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de Lima, Jorge Ávila; Silva, Maria João Tavares – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
This paper reports the main findings of a study that sought to understand how teachers and department heads perceived and experienced the implementation of a classroom observation system in a teacher evaluation context. The data was collected through a teacher and department head survey and interviews with department heads who were responsible for…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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