Although, this is not exactly my field, I always attend Maria Sachpazian's presentations, since I get to know something new, something that happens beyond teaching, something that has to do with schools as a "business".
This time Maria explores the subject "School assessment"
Why should a school be assessed?
- to set quality standards
- to change infective practices
- to ensure continuing investment on the outcomes of teaching
- to make sure we stay on course
How can we tell if a school is good?
What is the difference between experts and non-experts?
What happens to the data collected after an evaluation?
Might evaluation impede teaching?
Evaluation is complicated.
We should consider:
- Relationship issues
- CPP/UR issues
- student achievement
- Added value
- Educational issues
And as the person next to me said: "This is one very sensible lady!"
You can find Maria's presentation (the real stuff) over here!