Benchmarking is widely used around the world to improve the performance of organizations by learning best-practices and implementing them to the organizational context. The education sector is utilizing benchmarking extensively. International benchmarking programs for school systems have been introduced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The purpose of these programs is to monitor the performance of school systems on their own and relative to one another.
In order to investigate the contribution of benchmarking to the performance of schools and school systems around the world, research is being conducted by the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research. To assess the extent of use and impact of benchmarking a questionnaire has been developed for the administrators of school systems to complete.
The link to the online questionnaire, with a completion date of 22 July 2015, is:
In the near future a questionnaire for schools will also be designed.
If you are responsible for a school system and/or the administration, leadership or governance of a school we would be very interested in your participation in the research. For further information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rubab Malik, PhD Researcher, Centre for Organisational Excellence Research, www.coer.org.nz
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