Data-based decision making in the Netherlands and England: A comparison

Johanna Ebbeler, Kim Schildkamp, Christopher Downey

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    Data-based decision making is receiving increased attention in education, not only in the USA but also in Europe. This paper describes findings from an international comparative study that examined data use by school staff in secondary education in the Netherlands and in England. Eighty six interviews were conducted in 12 schools in the Netherlands and England. The results show that both in the Netherlands and England vast amounts of data are available, but that the strategies adopted for effective data use are limited. We will highlight the types of data available in both countries, the way these data are used, and how several factors, such as teacher collaboration and support from school leaders, can enable data use in schools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2012
    EventAERA Annual Meeting 2012: Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 13 Apr 201217 Apr 2012


    ConferenceAERA Annual Meeting 2012
    Abbreviated titleAERA 2012
    Other13-04-2012 - 17-04-2012


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