TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME

The surveys used as the data collection method for The Balanced Scorecard for Schools program have been extensively quality assured to ensure the information and data they produce is accurate, valid and reliable.

The surveys have been subject to extensive validation and quality assurance featuring the following:

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ADVISORY NETWORK

The programme has been strongly and generously supported by the expert advice and recommendations of the following members of the Expert Advisory Network. The Network includes the full range of expertise across school education including: policy formulation and decision making; system development and management; curriculum development and evaluation; assessment design, development and delivery; and reporting design, development and quality assurance. Highly experienced school leaders and teachers as well as former ministers of education have been included within our advisory group to ensure a broad and representative panel.

The panel therefore represents expertise ranging from the school context through district and system management, to heads of national organisations and institutions and internationally respected education experts, ministers and ministerial advisors.

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TITLE

NUNO CRATO OIH

Minister of Education and Science, Portugal (2011-15)

MR PHILLIP HELISMA

Coordinator of Student Wellbeing and Growth (7-10) Padua College, Mornington Victoria, Australia

DR SAJA JAMJOOM

Former General Manager of Assessment at Public Education Evaluation Commission, Saudi Arabia

DR PHIL LAMBERT PSM

Director, Phil Lambert Consulting

MR ANTHONY MACKAY AM

President and CEO, National Centre on Education and the Economy, Washington D.C.

MS SUSAN MANN

Former CEO Education Services Australia

MR GLENN MARTIN

Manager, musician and former teacher

MR NEIL O’SULLIVAN

Principal, Avenel Primary School, Victoria, Australia

MR AL-BARAA TAIBAH

Former Program Manager, Teachers Licensing, Education Evaluation Commission, Saudi Arabia

MS JANICE ADAMS

English language and ESL teacher

MR MICHAEL STEVENSON

Senior Advisor, Program for International Student Assessment, OECD Paris

PROGRAMME’S TECHNICAL EXPERT ADVISOR: PROF. MARGARET WU

The technical strength of the programme is empowered by its measurement expert, Professor Margaret Wu. Professor Wu has an extensive background in Statistics and Mathematics. She worked as a psychometrician at the Australian Council for Educational Research for more than ten years. Margaret was later an expert member of the Melbourne-based Education Measurement Services business in Australia. She is Professor at Victoria University and an emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. Professor Wu is a co-author of an Item Analysis software programme which has been used within Australia and internationally (CONQUEST). Margaret has also written insightful and authoritative analyses of the data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that have given content and added meaning to these highly-publicised and publicly-valued assessment results.

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