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Side effects of school inspection : motivations and contexts for strategic responses.

Ehren, M.C. and Jones, K. and Perryman, J. (2016) 'Side effects of school inspection : motivations and contexts for strategic responses.', in Methods and modalities of effective school inspections. , pp. 87-109. Accountability and educational improvement.

Abstract

This chapter introduces three categories of unintended consequences from school inspections: (1) intended strategic behaviour where schools manipulate the inspection assessment through window dressing, misrepresentation or gaming, (2) unintended strategic behaviour when schools narrow their educational practices as a result of the behaviour of the assessor and/or by the method of working used for the assessment, and (3) other types of consequences, such as stress, anxiety and increased workload. As many inspection systems use standardized student achievement tests to evaluate school output, a fourth category on unintended responses to high stakes testing will also be introduced. The results from a recent systematic literature review will be used to provide evidence of responses in each of the four categories. The review shows that most studies present examples from England and previous case study work from Perryman (J Educ Policy 21(2):147–161, 2006) will therefore offer more in-depth views of how an English school responds strategically to school inspections. The final section of the chapter provides explanations of the conditions under which such responses may occur.

Item Type:Book chapter
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31003-9_5
Publisher statement:This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of Ehren, M. C. Jones, K., & Perryman, J. (2016). Side Effects of School Inspection; Motivations and Contexts for Strategic Responses. In Methods and Modalities of Effective School Inspections. Ehren, M. C. Springer International Publishing. 87-109. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31003-9_5
Date accepted:31 January 2016
Date deposited:26 February 2019
Date of first online publication:06 April 2016
Date first made open access:No date available

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