Internal and external evaluation

D. Nevo*

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This article discusses the definitions and functions of internal and external evaluation in the context of school evaluation. It then explicates the ways that internal and external evaluation may benefit from each other. Finally, it proposes dialog evaluation which includes three aspects, conception, methodology, and communication, for internal and external evaluation to coexist productively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010


  • Accountability
  • Dialogue evaluation
  • Evaluation minded schools
  • Evaluation use
  • Evaluation utilization
  • Formative evaluation
  • NCLB
  • National standards
  • School inspection
  • School-based evaluation
  • Summative evaluation


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