A Circle of Research on Disadvantaged Schools, Improvement and Test-Based Accountability

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Huilla, H 2020, ' A Circle of Research on Disadvantaged Schools, Improvement and Test-Based Accountability ', Improving Schools, vol. 23, no. 1, 1365480219884474, pp. 68-84 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480219884474

Title: A Circle of Research on Disadvantaged Schools, Improvement and Test-Based Accountability
Author: Huilla, Heidi
Contributor organization: Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Social studies in Urban Education (SURE)
Department of Education
Education of Education
Date: 2020-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Improving Schools
ISSN: 1365-4802
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480219884474
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321114
Abstract: This study analyses how studies on disadvantaged schools, improvement and test-based accountability relate to each other. The analysis covers 69 studies on disadvantaged schools reported in prestigious educational journals and conducted in 1995–2015. Educational policies related to evaluation and accountability define the official goals of schooling, and the aim in this article is to analyse how the chosen studies discuss these educational policies and understand school success and failure. The following questions were asked: What typologies related to test-based accountability can be constructed in research on disadvantaged schools? What understandings of good schools are embedded in the identified typologies? Disadvantaged schools are at the centre of improvement and therefore also the target of evaluative policy practices. The results show that research supports test-based accountability practices, and that critical studies on school improvement are in the minority.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Accountability
disadvantaged schools
school improvement
EDUCATIONAL-INEQUALITY
IMPROVING SCHOOLS
FAILING SCHOOLS
SOCIAL-CLASS
POLITICS
TEACHERS
ENGLISH
QUALITY
MIDDLE
ACHIEVEMENT
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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