Performance Management in Education: The Evaluator's Next Step

Year: 1986

Author: Holmes, Edward McLaren

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Activities being evaluated in education typically lack clearly identified objectives, carefully thought-through programs, identified and defined performance indicators (names, units of measurement), together with indicator targets to be achieved through purposeful management.

Under SIP, Victorian schools are expected to "engage in the cyclical process of evaluation, planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation". To be practical and effective in implementing this policy schools will need to adopt a performance-oriented management style which uses key performance indicators to link strategic planning to day-to-day operations management and operationalises the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency. Illustrations are drawn from education and other public sector portfolios.