Focus Group Interview as a Means to Determine School Effectiveness Indicators

Sueb Ibrahim, Parmjit Singh Aperapar Singh, Ng Kui Choo, Ramilah Boje
2020 International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability  
The growth of interest in school effectiveness has been striking and is gaining momentum. Similarly in Malaysia, school effectiveness has become a dominant theme in contemporary educational reform and development. Thus, the growing concern about educational reform has resulted in a wide variety of school effectiveness interventions, initiatives and strategies. Although school effectiveness has become the central focus in most schools, there is still a strong need to determine the constructs or
more » ... the constructs or dimensions that are suitable to measure school effectiveness in Malaysian secondary schools. In this study, a focus group interview consisting of eight selected excellent and senior school principals were conducted. Thefindings from the focus group interview indicated 5 indicators for school effectiveness which comprised academic performance, school programme, organizational effectiveness, learning environment and school achievement. The findings also indicated 15sub-indicators for school effectiveness consisting of curriculum, public exam, student assessment, academic programme, co-curriculum programme, student development, resource management, technology advancement, data and information management, teaching and learning, community relation, staff professional development" award and recognition, innovation and niche area.
doi:10.24191/ijsms.v3i2.8115 fatcat:2diis6zehzby5msa2epk5a6axm