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Evaluation is a complex process. There is no single technique for measuring schools’ performance, any more than there is for analysing and evaluating all educational programmes. The choice of strategy and evaluation technique needs to meet demand and suit the type of information you wish to gather.

Society & Education provides a portfolio of services which offers specific answers to the principal questions which anyone responsible for educational or social decision making ask themselves in the quest for improvement, quality and innovation.


Evaluation Team

Economy & Education

José Manuel Cordero

Bachelor and Doctor of Economics from the University of Extremadura. He is currently a Professor of Public Finance in the Economics Department at the same university. His research experience focuses on techniques to measure the efficiency of the public sector and the economics of education.

Laura López-Torres

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Business in the Faculty of Economic and Business Studies at the University of Alcalá. Her areas of research are assessing the performance of public entities and applying robust non-parametric boundary techniques, together with impact assessment methods and special regression models.

Gabriela Sicilia

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Public Finance at the Autonomous University of Madrid and associate researcher at the Uruguay National System of Researchers. Doctor of Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (2015); Master of Economics with a specialty in the Public Sector from UCM (2011) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (2008).

Rosa Simancas

Associate Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Extremadura. Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences. Research group: Public Economics. Research areas: Economics of Education, Impact Assessment.

Research Methods in Education

Elvira Congosto

Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Research Methods in the Faculty of Education at the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Research Group on Quality and Assessment of Educational Institutions.

José Luis Gaviria

Professor of Educational Research Methods at the Complutense University of Madrid Department of Research and Diagnostic Methods in Education – Evolutionary and Educational Psychology. Co-director of the MESE Group (Measurement and Evaluation of Educational Systems) at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

José Manuel Lacasa

Data analyst specializing in education and expert on educational statistics. His field of work focuses on the determining factors that improve or worsen educational systems, the improvement of schools and systems, and the balancing of the relationship between intelligence and performance. Before dedicating himself to research, he was a journalist specializing in education.

José Manuel Segovia

Member of the teaching and research staff for the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid in the Department of Sociology IV (Research Methods and Communication Theory). Member of the research group MDCS: ¿Dialectical mediation of social communication?

Sociology of Education

Rafael López-Meseguer

Graduate in Law and Political Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he also completed a Master’s degree in Democracy in Government. Doctoral researcher in the Law, Government, and Public Policy program. His areas of specialization are Political Theory, Educational Theory, and qualitative research in Education.

Juan Ignacio Martínez Pastor

Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology II (Social Structure) at the National University of Distance Education (UNED). Doctor of Sociology with Outstanding Honors from UNED. In 2012 and 2013, he directed the Research Department at the Center of Sociological Research (CIS).

Juan Carlos Rodríguez Pérez

Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid in the Department of Sociology III (Social Structure; Sociology of Education). Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the Center of Advanced Studies in Sociology of the Juan March Institute. Researcher of Socio-Political Analysts.

Manuel Valdés Fernández

Graduate in Political Science and Sociology from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Master’s degree in Research Methods in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He has worked for the National Center of Tropical Medicine (Carlos III Health Institute) and the National Institute of Statistics. Currently he is a Researcher in Training at UCM.

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About Society and Education

The European Foundation Society and Education is a private and independent entity that promotes investigations and debates about the multiple aspects that configure the strategic role of education as fundamental to progress and development in democratic societies.

The Educational and Social Studies Institute is the research department of the Foundation. It performs studies that include legal, political, educative, economic and social aspects; opening spaces for reflection, analysis, training, and advice to both private and public institutions, and entities with a local, national, and international scope.


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