Effective performance management: the next challenge for our schools

A new era of transparency will force considerable change in our schools. The My School website will soon include financial information for each school and more accurate measures of school performance. These changes will provide numerous strategic challenges and opportunities for school administrators, school boards and policy makers. The research shows that improving teacher effectiveness is the most successful way to confront these challenges. However, recent evidence highlights that both government and non-government schools are generally not effective in shaping their organisations to maximise teacher effectiveness and engage in successful teacher evaluation and development. Dr Ben Jensen, Director of the school education program at the Grattan Institute, will address these issues and present strategies for how schools can best confront these strategic challenges.

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