Title: Accountability of schools and teachers: What should be taken into account?
Authors: De Fraine, Beatrijs ×
Van Damme, Jan
Onghena, Patrick #
Issue Date: 2002
Series Title: European Educational Research Journal vol:1 issue:3 pages:403-428
Abstract: The domain of school effectiveness relates to the question of accountability of schools. It is commonly agreed that a correction should be made for student background in order to achieve fair comparisons between schools. But even then, a fair estimation of the schools' value added is not achieved. The composition of the group of students has arguably an effect over and above individual student characteristics. This study addresses the effects of group composition in secondary schools and classes on achievement and well-being. Compositional effects are discussed with reference to type A and type B effects. Type A effects are school effectiveness indices, controlling for student background. Type B school effects are controlled for both student background and school context.
ISSN: 1474-9041
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Methodology of Educational Sciences
Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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