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An International Comparison of School Performance Reporting

  • Marc A. Rubin
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Abstract

Since education expenditures are a sizable portion of government spending in most countries citizens have an interest in the return on educational investments. Yet, there does not exist universally accepted processes for obtaining educational accountability or methods of measuring and communicating the performance of school administrators, teachers, and students. Consistent and comparable information concerning the return on funds invested in education remains elusive. Examples of programs that are intended to increase school performance and accountability include school or school district report cards, accountability audits, resource allocations based on school or student performance, charter schools, and school choice programs. Each of these programs requires stakeholders to use extensive amounts of information on the performance of schools, teachers and students.

Keywords

School District Report Card Charter School Individual School School Funding 
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