Analyzes the development of the external evaluation models of schools in Portugal. Gives special emphasis to the current situation and role of inspection with a constant retrospective view of the administration of the educational system. Reveals that the Portuguese education system has been changing, with more autonomy being placed on schools which places importance on the evaluation process. Concludes that the evaluation process should be developed as a way of controlling the educational system.
Ventura, A. and Adelino Costa, J. (2002), "External evaluation and the organizational development of schools in Portugal: new challenges for the General Inspectorate of Education", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 169-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540210432146
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