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      External assessments and indicators

Education system monitoring

External non-graduating assessments of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Indicators on/for

Monitoring of educational outcomes

The monitoring of educational outcomes consists in an integrated action aiming at improving school effectiveness. This procedure is made up of a range of steps following each other: a data collection is followed by a diagnosis, leading to the definition of the actions to be implemented. This implementation is also evaluated.

A global model of the monitoring of educational outcomes in Demeuse, M., & Baye, A. 2001. Une action intégrée en vue d’améliorer l’efficacité des systèmes d’enseignement : le pilotage des systèmes d’enseignement (An integrated action aiming at improving school effectiveness: monitoring educational outcomes. Les Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie expérimentale. Liège : Service de Pédagogie expérimentale de l’Université, 5-6, 23.

 

Up to the mid-1990s, the French Community of Belgium had a low culture of evaluation related to education, as well as some difficulties to give a scientific dimension to the assessment monitoring. The decree on the monitoring of the education system was promulgated in 2002. It settles down the Monitoring Commission (Commission de pilotage) and the legal external assessment (évaluations externes) framework and indicators (indicateurs.

More info

Analyse et pilotage des systèmes éducatifs (2001). Les Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie expérimentale, 5-6. Liège, Belgique : Service de Pédagogie expérimentale de l’Université,

Etude des conditions de mise en place d’un véritable système de pilotage de l’enseignement en Communauté française (2004). Les Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie expérimentale, 17-18. Liège, Belgique : Service de Pédagogie expérimentale de l’Université,