One of the key activities for the MIPIE project has been to collect overview information on data collection work already going on in participating countries. In particular, it was agreed to collect information from countries in line with the data collection priorities highlighted by policy makers in the Brussels conference:
- Qualitative and quantitative data that informs them about the quality of education of pupils with SEN;
- Comparable data on the outcomes and effectiveness of different approaches, specifically including: data on pupils’ experiences and achievements; and data that demonstrates the cost effectiveness of different elements within the education system;
- Data needs that monitors trends and developments over a period of time and is flexible enough to be interrogated to provide specific answers to specific questions.
In preparation for the Budapest Conference, the nominated country data collection experts were sent the full outcomes of the policy makers’ discussions.
Experts completed a data collection table (based on the Agency project work Participation in Inclusive Education – A Framework for Developing Indicators in relation to their national level work.
Data collection experts indicated whether or not data is collected in their countries for each potential option. If data was collected, countries were asked to indicate: what is collected; how it is collected; by whom and how it is used.
Tables were completed by: Austria, Belgium (Flemish and French communities), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales).
This Overview of Country Data Collection Work presents the complete information submitted by countries, presented in country alphabetical order. The final section presents a short summary of replies, indicating if countries do or do not collect certain types of data only.
The country information was used as a main information resource informing the final project recommendations.