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Summary of results year 1 – 3

The following document provides an executive summary of the findings of this project:

Final technical report entire project after three years

Download: This document includes the technical report, describing the details of the three years of data collection in the six countries. It provides an overview of conceptual framework, data collection and analyses, and main results. The appendixes include the survey,

Summary final results entire project after three years

Download: This document provides a summary of the entire project and the three years of data collection across the six countries in the project. The document includes the public report to the EU and describes the main outcomes of the

Talk at the Open University UK symposium ‘Governing By inspection; insights from international studies’

In this video Dr. Melanie Ehren talks about the comparative results of the first year of data collection. The talk was given at a symposium at the Open University UK about ‘Governing By inspection; insights from international studies’, which took

Review on the impact and mechanisms of impact of school inspections

The review was commissioned by the Dutch Inspectorate of Education to inform their strategy development ‘Toezicht 2020’, The purpose of this review was to identify and summarize findings from international empirical research on the impact and mechanisms of impact of

Literature review effective school inspections

Download: This paper was written by a Dutch colleague, Marielle Klerks, and provides a very thorough and relevant summary of research into effectiveness of school inspections. The paper has not been published, but as it is often used as a

Summary of country comparisons year 2 results

Download:  The download above provides a summary of the year 2 results of the six participating countries on the variables in our study. Some highlights from this report: Inspected schools report (compared to non inspected schools): Significant higher levels of

Video: Impact of school inspections on teaching and learning

Dr. Melanie Ehren talks about the impact of school inspections on improvement of schools. Futher reading: Ehren, M.C.M., Altrichter, H., McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2013) ‘Impact of school inspections on teaching and learning; Describing assumptions on causal mechanisms in

Article website University of Twente – May 6, 2013

The University of Twente published an article about the findings of the first two years of research on the impact of schoolinspections. The article is in Dutch only and can be found here.  

Article International Ed News – April 5, 2013

In respons to the article of Melanie Ehren, Herbert Altrichter, Gerry McNamara, and Joe O’Hara in Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability the following article was published on the website International Ed News: http://internationalednews.com/2013/04/05/school-inspections-in-educational-evaluation-assessment-and-accountability/