Professor Sally M Thomas

B.Sc., Ph.D.(C.N.A.A.)

  • BS8 1JA

1985 …2020

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2020

Chapter 9: Educational Effectiveness Research Example from Asia: School and Teacher Value Added Performance and the Relationship with Teacher Professional Development in Mainland China

Thomas, S., 2020, International Perspectives in Educational Effectiveness Research. Hall, J., Sammons, P. & Lindorff, A. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2018

English Teacher Professional Development and the Role of Professional Learning Communities to Enhance Teacher Practice and Student Outcomes in China

Thomas, S., Zhang, L. & Jiang, D., 13 Aug 2018, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice. Zein, S. & Stroupe, R. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2017

Professional Learning Communities in Chinese Senior Secondary Schools

Thomas, S., Peng, W-J. & Triggs, P., 2017, Teachers Leading Educational Reform: The Power of Professional Learning Communities. Harris, A., Jones, M. & Huffman, J. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2016

The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Educational Policy Development in England

Thomas, S., Gana, Y. & Munoz Chereau, B., 2016, The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Educational Policy : Global Perspectives on Large-Scale Reform. Volante, L. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2015

Educational Effectiveness Research in New and Emerging Contexts (Chapter 16)

Thomas, SM., Leonidas Kyriakides, N. V. & Tony, T., 18 Aug 2015, The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness: Research, Policy and Practice. Chapman, C., Muijs, D., Reynolds, D., Sammons, P. & Teddlie, C. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2012

Educational quality, effectiveness and evaluation: perspectives from China, South America and Africa

Thomas, S., Munoz Chereau, B., Peng, W-J. & Salim, M., 1 Mar 2012, School Effectiveness and Improvement Research, Policy and Practice. Challenging the orthodoxy? . Chapman, C., Armstrong, P., Harris, A., Muijs, D., Reynolds, D. & Sammons, P. (eds.). 2012 ed. London: Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 125-145 20 p. 9

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

7 Citations (Scopus)

Monitoring and Evaluating School Effectiveness: The Case for Longitudinal Datasets

Thomas, SM. & Massoud, S., 2012, Education Quality and Social Justice in the South: Challenges for policy, practice and research. Tikly, P. L. & Bristol), D. A. M. B. U. O. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2011

Methods to evaluate educational quality and improvement in China

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2011, Education Reform in China: Changing concepts, contexts and practices. Ryan, J. (ed.). Routledge, p. 75 - 91 17 p. (Routledge Contemporary China Series).

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2 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Assessment and the evaluation of institutional effectiveness

Thomas, SM., 2010, International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd edition). McGaw, B., Peterson, P. & Baker, E. (eds.). Amsterdam:Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

5 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating Schools as learning communities

Thomas, SM., 2010, International Encyclopedia of Education. McGaw, B., Peterson, P. & Baker, E. (eds.). Amsterdam:Elsevier

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2009

England: National Report on Citizenship Education in English Secondary School Education

Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J. & Yee, W. C., 2009, Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School: An International Comparative Study in Seven European Countries. Scheerens, J. (ed.). Springer, p. 105 - 151 47 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Enhancing Quality and Capacity for Educational Research

Thomas, S. M. & Peng, W-J., 2009, Higher Education and International Capacity Building: twenty-five years of higher education links. Stephens, D. (ed.). Symposium Books, p. 51 - 77 27 p. (Bristol Papers in Education).

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2003

Monitoring on the basis of school inspections

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2003, Educational Evaluation, Assessment and Monitoring: a systemic approach. Scheerens, J., Glas, C. & Thomas, SM. (eds.). Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger, p. 321 - 335 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Reports on the interviews about reception and use of international indicators: section 7.7: United Kingdom

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2003, Benchmarking the Quality of Education. Scheerens, J. & Hendriks, M. (eds.). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Educational Organisation and Management, p. 246 - 264 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

The use of educational standards and benchmarks in indicator publications

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2003, Benchmarking the Quality of Education. Scheerens, J. & Hendriks, M. (eds.). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Educational Organisation and Management, p. 63 - 98

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2001

Attainment, progress and adding value

Thomas, SM., Smees, R., Sammons, P. & Mortimore, P., 2001, Improving School Effectiveness. MacBeath, J. & Mortimore, P. (eds.). Open University Press, p. 51 - 73 23 p.

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The research design and methods

Robertson, P., Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., 2001, Improving School Effectiveness. MacBeath, J. & Mortimore, P. (eds.). Open University Press, p. 37 - 50 14 p.

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74 Citations (Scopus)

Views of pupils, parents and teachers: Vital indicators of effectiveness and for improvement

McCall, J., Smith, I., Stoll, L. & Thomas, SM., 2001, Improving School Effectiveness. MacBeath, J. & Mortimore, P. (eds.). Open University Press, p. 74 - 101 28 p.

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2000

Value Added Feedback for the Purpose of School Self-Evaluation

Thomas, SM., Smees, R. & Elliot, K., 2000, Feedback for Learning. Askew, S. (ed.). Routledge Falmer, p. 144 - 159 16 p.

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1999

Performance Assessment and Issues of Differential Impact: The British Experience - Lessons for America

Madaus, G., Raczek, A. & Thomas, SM., 1999, Measuring Up: Challenges Minorities Face in Educational Assessment. Nettles, A. & Nettles, M. (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 137 - 165 29 p.

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1996

Do Schools Perform Consistently across Outcomes and Areas

Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Thomas, SM., 1996, Merging Traditions: The future of research on school effectiveness and school improvement. Gray, J., Reynolds, D., Fitz-Gibbon, C. & Jesson, D. (eds.). Cassell, p. 3 - 29 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book