Jaap Scheerens has led the Department of Educational Organization and Management since 1987. He was also the scientific director of the Faculty of Education’s research Institute OCTO, from 1989 until 1998, and the scientific director of the ICO national research school from 1992 until 2003. He has been a project leader of numerous international research projects funded by the European Union, and a consultant for international organizations like OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank. He is currently a member of the Social Science Council of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and member of scientific advisory boards of programs and research institutes in Germany, Italy and Brazil. Within the context of OECD’s INES project, he has played a leading role in the development of school and teacher surveys for primary and lower and upper secondary education. He has also played an important role in the development of the School and Teacher Survey for the World Education Indicator Project, which is a joint initiative of UNESCO, OECD and the World Bank. In 2004/2005 he was responsible for the thematic report “School Factors related to Quality and Equity”, based on PISA 2000 data, which was published by OECD in 2005. He was the chairman of INES Network C, from 1999 until 2006 and was the Chairman of the PISA 2009 Questionnaire Expert Group.
Fully qualified teacher, State College of Education, Middelburg
Doctoraal (MA) Pedagogy (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
Doctoraal (MA) Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Ph.D. of Social Sciences (cum laude), University of Groningen
Feb ’79-Sept ’86
Head of the department of evaluation and review of research proposals; organizing external assessments of subsidy requests and final reports, supervising the processing of these assessments on behalf of the Board, providing methodological support to other staff members and developing assessment procedures and criteria, Foundation for Educational Research (SVO)
Oct ’86-April 2011
Professor of Education and Head of the Department of Educational Organisation and Management, University of Twente
March ’90-Aug ’98
Director Centre for Applied Research on Education (OCTO), University of Twente
July ’96-Dec 2003
Scientific director Interuniversity Centre for Educational Research (a “research school”, i.e. a network of Faculties of Education of 10 Universities)
Dec ’98-June ’99
Visiting research fellow HDNED, World Bank
July ’03 – July ‘07
Program director of a specially funded priority research program on Educational Evaluation and Assessment
Two thematic reports based on PISA 2009, OECD
A meta- analysis of School Leadership Effects, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education
Review studies on the Effects of Time in Education and School Size, subsidized by NWO the Dutch organization for Scientific Research)
The development of an Evaluative Framework to identify School Excellence; supported by the Dutch Inspectorate of Education
Current supervision of PhD projects
Training schools for the utilization of school performance feedback for school improvement (Laura Staman).
Evaluation of Examination Practices in Higher Education (Lysbet Haverkamp).
School leadership, School Evaluation and Time, three meta-analyses on educational effectiveness (Maria Hendriks).
Completed supervision of PhD projects
Bob Witziers. Coördinatie binnen scholen voor voortgezet onderwijs (Co-ordination in secondary schools). Enschede: University of Twente, August, 21, 1992. (promotores: W.J. Nijhof, J. Scheerens)
Adrie J. Visscher. Design and evaluation of a computer-assisted management information system for secondary schools. Enschede: University of Twente, January 22, 1993. (promotores: W.J. Nijhof, J. Scheerens)
A.S. van Sandick & A.M. Schaap-Neuteboom. Rendement van een bedrijfsopleiding: een instrument voor het bepalen van het financiële rendement van trainingen (Return on investment in corporate training). Groningen: University of Groningen, 1993. (promotores: W.K.B. Hofstee, J. Scheerens)
Hans J.W. Luyten. School effects: Stability and malleability. Enschede: University of Twente, December 2, 1994. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Albert J.J.M. Friebel. Planning van onderwijs en het gebruik van planningsdocumenten: Doet dat ertoe? (Planning and planning documents in education). Enschede: University of Twente, November 10, 1994. (promotores: J. Scheerens, B.P.M. Creemers)
Erwin Heyl. Het docentennetwerk (Networks of teachters). Enschede: University of Twente, September 12, 1996. (promotores: J. Scheerens, T.A.B. Snijders)
Jo Fond Lam. Tijd en kwaliteit in het basisonderwijs (Time and quality in primary education). Enschede: University of Twente, 1996. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Henny de Vos. Educational effects: A simulation-based analysis. Enschede: University of Twente, April 3, 1998. (promotores: J. Scheerens, W.J. van der Linden)
Simone Doolaard. Schools in change or schools in chains. Enschede: University of Twente, February 18, 1999. (promotores: J. Scheerens, R.J. Bosker)
Cees A. van Vilsteren. Onderwijskundig leiderschap van schoolleiders in het voortgezet onderwijs: Schoolleiding en Vaksecties (Instructional leadership of school leaders in secondary education: school leaders and subject departments). Enschede: University of Twente, February 12, 1999. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Ida A.A.M. Wognum. Strategische afstemming en de effectiviteit van bedrijfsopleidingen. (Strategic HRD aligning and HRD effectiveness). Enschede: University of Twente. (promotores: R.J. Bosker, J. Scheerens)
Ralf Maslowski. School culture and school performance. An explorative study into the organizational culture of secondary schools and their effects. Enschede: University of Twente, June 8, 2001. (promotores: R.J. Bosker, J. Scheerens)
Klaas Bos. Benefits and limitations of large-scale international comparative achievement studies. The case of IEA's and TIMSS study. Enschede: University of Twente. (promotores: Tj. Plomp, J. Scheerens)
Mart Visser. School choice, quality and quality care. Univeristy of Groningen, 2003. (co-promotor: J. Scheerens)
Saskia Tjepkema. The learning infrastructure of self-managing work teams. Enschede: University of Twente, January 10, 2003. (promotor: J. Scheerens, co-promotor M. Mulder)
Froukje A. Jellema. Measuring training effects: the potential of 360-degree feedback. Enschede: University of Twente, February 21, 2003. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Marinka A.C.T. Kuijpers. Loopbaanontwikkeling. Onderzoek naar ‘Competenties’. (Career development. Competencies research). Enschede: University of Twente, March 21, 2003. (promotores: J. Scheerens, N. Verhelst)
Melanie C.M. Ehren. De effecten van onderwijstoezicht (The effects of supervision on education). Enschede: University of Twente, November 29, 2006. (promotores: J. Scheerens, F.L. Leeuw)
Kim Schildkamp. The utilisation of a self-evaluation instrument for primary education. Enschede: University of Twente, March 15, 2007. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Gerdy C. ten Bruggencate. Maken schoolleiders het verschil? (Do school leaders make a difference?). Enschede: University of Twente, February 12, 2009. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Manuel Bazo. Transformational Leadership in Mozambican Primary Schools. Enschede University of Twente, June 10, 2011. (promotor: J. Scheerens)
Christopher Chapman, Daniel Muijs, David Reynolds, Pam Sammons, and Charles Teddlie (2017). The routledge international handbook of educational effectiveness and improvement. Research, policy and practice.
Scheerens, Jaap, Ehren, Melanie, Sleegers, Peter & Leeuw, Renske de (2012). Educational evaluation and assessment in the Netherlands. Country background report for the OECD study on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.
Scheerens, J., Luyten, H., Steen, R. & Luyten-Thouars, Y. de (2007). Review and meta-analyses of school and teaching effectiveness. Enschede: Universiteit Twente, Afdeling Onderwijsorganisatie en -management. Appendix
Scheerens, J., Seidel, T., Witziers, B., Hendriks, M.A. & Doornekamp, B.G. (2005). Positioning and validating the supervision framework. Enschede: Universiteit twente.