Data streams currently used in UK schools to inform accountability exercises


Downey, Christopher and Kelly, Anthony (2007) Data streams currently used in UK schools to inform accountability exercises. In, International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement: 20th Annual World ICSEI Congress (ICSEI 07), Portoroz, Slovenia, 03 - 06 Jan 2007.

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At the interface of research and practice in schools is the use of school effectiveness data for school improvement. A large increase in the volume of data being made available to schools in England has left teachers and local authority staff ‘data rich but information poor’. At the same time, the government is putting greater emphasis on measures of pupil and school performance in its inspection / evaluation schemes. This paper compares and contrasts the key data streams currently in use in English schools to inform both internal and external accountability exercises. Initial evidence gleaned from our (ESRC-funded) research into the use of data in schools in one region of England informs a summary of how these data streams are currently used by schools, and attempts to identify effective strategies for the future use of data for school improvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Keywords: data, schools, accountability
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 48687
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:32
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48687

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