Closing the gaps? Differential effectiveness and accountability as a road to school improvement

In this recently published special issue, researchers bring to attention that school effectiveness and accountability need a differential perspective to pave the way for school improvement. The authors of the papers take different perspectives on the topic and provide empirical evidence backing the "differential" aspect.

Editorial

Scherer, R., & Nilsen, T. (2019). Closing the gaps? Differential effectiveness and accountability as a road to school improvement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 255-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2019.1623450

Papers

The following papers are included in the special issue:

  • Huebner, N., Wagner, W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (2019). Putting all students in one basket does not produce equality: gender-specific effects of curricular intensification in upper secondary school. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 262-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2018.1504801
  • Kyriakides, L., Creemers, B. P. M., & Charalambous, E. (2019). Searching for differential teacher and school effectiveness in terms of student socioeconomic status and gender: implications for promoting equity. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 286-308. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2018.1511603
  • Scharenberg, K., Rollett, W., & Bos, W. (2019). Do differences in classroom composition provide unequal opportunities for academic learning and social participation of SEN students in inclusive classes in primary school? School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 309-327. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2019.1590423
  • Taut, S., Jiménez, D., Puente-Duran, S., Palacios, D., Godoy, M. I., & Manzi, J. (2019).  Evaluating the quality of teaching: can there be valid differentiation in the middle of the performance distribution? School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 328-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2018.1510842

The full texts of the papers can be found here.

 

 

Tags: School effectiveness, School improvement, Accountability, Educational research
Published July 24, 2019 11:41 AM - Last modified July 24, 2019 11:41 AM