School league tables, accountability and parental choice

Goldstein, Harvey (2010) School league tables, accountability and parental choice. In: Multilevel Models in Education Research, 26 October 2010, University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research. (Unpublished)

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School performance rankings were pioneered in the UK and USA in the 1980s and have subsequently spread to other, mainly Anglophone, educational systems including those in Australia. Accumulating research evidence has shown the inherent weaknesses of all such ‘league tables’. This session will discuss legitimate ways in which schools can be compared for accountability purposes and describe recent research that demonstrates their inappropriateness for purposes of parental school choice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: 5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.6 Multilevel Modelling
Depositing User: LEMMA user
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 13:55

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