Closing the gaps? Differential accountability and effectiveness as a road to school improvement

4 February, 2017

On the 27th, 28th and 29th of September 2016, Anna Ciraso (member of EFI group) participated at the EARLI SIGs 18 and 23 Joint Conference, which was organized by the Centre for Educational Measurement and the research group Large-scale Educational Assessments (LEA) at the University of Oslo, Norway.  

The conference joined members of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), from two special interest groups: Educational Effectiveness (SIG 18) and Educational Evaluation, Accountability and School improvement (SIG 23).

During 3 days, different topics were addressed, such as: factors influencing effectiveness of schools and teaching; large-scale evaluation of schools, programs and educational systems; theoretical modeling of the relationships between educational evaluation, accountability, and school improvement; design of external evaluation and accountability systems of schools and teachers; empirical methods, specifically to address research questions on differential accountability.

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Credits: Øystein Andresen, Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO), Norway

Anna Ciraso presented a paper, coauthored by Mariana Rebollar and Carla Quesada, titled: “Developing a model for teacher training effectiveness: transfer of learning factors in school settings”. In the paper, a confirmatory factor analysis of a model of transfer factors was discussed, with data coming from a survey research in the State of Mexico.

All the key note lectures are available here:


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