The publication « Evaluation for improving student outcomes. Messages for quality assurance policies » created by Cedefop, highlights a number of key messages for policy and decision-makers responsible for setting the conditions for developing a culture of evaluation in schools and training institutions. The document aims to provide policy and decision-makers with recommendations on external evaluation and self-assessment and building trust between stakeholders to ensure quality in education and training provision.
The publication is based on the findings of the study visits on quality assurance mechanisms in schools and vocational training institutions and, more specifically, on good examples of policies and practices identified during two ‘peer learning’ visits that took place in Vilnius and Hamburg in the third quarter of 2010. The publication also draws on Cedefop’s work on gathering, analysing and disseminating information on quality in VET.