Accountability and inequity
23 January 2018, 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Accountability systems often aim to address inequity and inequality, but many studies suggest that high stakes systems increase both.
Dr Melanie Ehren
Room 802UCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0ALUnited Kingdom
This seminar addressed this topic and discussed whether accountability measures, information and incentives create equal opportunities and reduce achievement gaps.
In the first keynote presentation, Professor Herman van de Werfhorst (University of Amsterdam, AMCIS) presented his work on 'Effects of school accountability on social inequality in educational attainment: A difference-in-difference analysis of European reforms'.
In the second keynote presentation, Daniel Salinas and Rodrigo Torres (OECD, Directorate for Education and Skills/PISA) talked about 'Accountability and equity in student achievement: An international perspective based on PISA'.
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