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Accountability and inequity

23 January 2018, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Year 9 boy talking to friends. Wellington College (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Accountability systems often aim to address inequity and inequality, but many studies suggest that high stakes systems increase both.

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Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Dr Melanie Ehren

Location

Room 802
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United 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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Image: Wellington College (CC BY-NC 2.0)