Criteria for assesing the quality of school on the basis of the experimental model – the power of students´ participation Tatjana Kovač, dr. Metod Resman and dr. Vladislav Rajkovič
Summary: The quality of a secondary high school is a frequent topic of discussions of professionals and public. Speaking about bad and good schools, we do not say why certain schools are bad and the others good. A lot of efforts and means have been put in the renovation of primary school system and the process has not been finished, yet. More efforts will probably be necessary in the field of high school education where we have perceived many problems, such as: considerable decline, bad attendance at school, bad students´ and teachers’ motivation for school work. The concern for quality is awakening also in the field of higher and university school system, which indicates that professionals do care about future Slovenian citizens´ knowledge and abilities. Everybody included into school work contributes to the quality of school work: school management, teachers, students, parents, employers, local community and legislation. We would like to pay special attention to the students´ participation as a part of school culture which makes schools different. Different stages of students´ participation establish different ways of students´ identification with school goals, developing a different stage of students´ motivation for work and influencing the quality of school work. This influence can be measured by means of computer technology, and on the basis of the results we can plan measures for better quality of school work.