A Study of the Strategies for Using School Report Cards to Improve and Assure Educational Quality
The main purpose of this article is to explore the concept of School Report Cards (SRCs) and how to use it to improve and assure educational quality. SRCs were developed to demonstrate school effectiveness and performance by using outcome-based data, such as test scores, contextual data, and demographics to evaluate the quality of school education. SRCs can be an attractive and popular way to deliver and communicate complex information about school performance. After reviewed literatures and researches on educational accountability and SRCs, the meaning and goals of SRCs was summarized. And SRCs system in California, Vermont, and Wisconsin are introduced to analyze the domains of SRCs. Some strategies for educational administrative agencies and schools using SRCs to improve and assure educational quality teaching and learning are evolved: 1. Building domains of SRCs focused on student learning performance; 2. Developing SRCs platform to collect and deliver information about school performance and quality; 3. Using performance data of SRC to build benchmark for performance and quality improvement; 4. Analyzing SRCs information to seek the reciprocity of accountability and capacity building; 5. Connecting continuous improvement plan to enhance and improve educational quality.
|關鍵詞||教育品質保證、學校報告卡、績效責任、educational quality assurance、school report cards、accountability|