A framework of indicators of education quality in Hong Kong primary schools: Development and application

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Abstract

There is a strong need to understand, monitor, and enhance educational quality. This paper reports on a project that developed a framework of indicators for monitoring educational quality in Hong Kong primary schools. The framework was developed through various case studies and 2 large surveys of over 200 Hong Kong primary schools (involving over 650 classes, 3,800 teachers, and 20,000 students) during 1991-95. A preliminary framework, based on the research literature, included indicators at the student individual level, the classroom level, the teacher individual level, the teacher group level, and the organizational level. The framework was tested and developed through the 2 surveys (the first conducted in 1992 and the second in 1993-94) and a total of 12 case studies. Survey data was used to map the education profiles of Hong Kong primary schools by means on indicators; by percentage of schools in high, satisfactory, and low performance; by distribution of schools on each indicator; and by profiles of characteristics of effective and ineffective schools. Six tables and seven figures are included.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Citation

Cheng, Y. C. (1997, April). A framework of indicators of education quality in Hong Kong primary schools: Development and application. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Forum on School-Based Indicators of Effectiveness, Quilin, China. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED407729)

Keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Educational assessment
  • Educational environment
  • Educational quality
  • Effective schools research
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Foreign countries
  • Primary education
  • School effectiveness

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