The books in this series are written primarily for two types of clientele: those engaged in educational planning and administration, in developing as well as developed countries; and those, such as senior government officials and policy-makers, seeking a more general understanding of educational planning and how it relates to national development. They are intended to be of use either for private study or in formal training programmes.
Monitoring Educational Achievement
Quality assessment of education systems is crucial, particularly in developing countries. However, it is not always easy to achieve, particularly in schools. Over the past two decades a ‘good school’ has been measured principally by outputs (pupil achievement), rather than inputs (education provided). Written in an accessible style, this book explains what monitoring educational achievement means. It draws on concrete examples from national and international case studies to provide answers to important questions on educational achievements, standards, costs and surveys. Finally, it highlights key technical standards for sample survey work in monitoring educational achievement, which will be particularly useful for educational planners working in different school contexts and systems.