Value added as an indicator of educational effectiveness in Dutch senior secondary vocational education

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This study investigates the possibilities of estimating value added as a performance indicator in senior secondary vocational education. Value added is interesting in this context because it is considered as a reliable tool for comparing the effectiveness of educational institutions. Although value added indicators have been developed since the 1980s for both primary and secondary educations, the research on school effectiveness has largely neglected vocational education because of its complexity. For estimating value added in this study, data concerning almost 90,000 students in Dutch...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Performance; Outcomes

Keywords: VET in schools; Performance indicator

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2012

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Journal volume: 64

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2012

Pages: pp. 417-432

ISSN: 1363-6820 (print), 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 110.864

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