La valutazione delle politiche e dei sistemi educativi
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2005 - 3
After a short description of the history of school system evaluation, the author examines the
main questions related to the implementation of the educational policies evaluation: a) the change of
attitude needed inside the public administration as a consequence of the use of evaluation; b) the
relationship between evaluators and policy makers; c) the goals of school system evaluation; d) the
targets of evaluation; e) the relationship between external ed internal evaluation: f) the use of indicators.
Finally it is presented the model followed by the school system evaluation Committee, which
operates in the Trento region since 1992. The Committee has introduced gradually the idea of evaluation,
beginning with the evaluation of the general system, then introducing schools self evaluation
(which is now operated by almost all the Trento schools) to arrive finally to put forward the idea of
school external evaluation.