Published Nov 30, 2022

Jian Shen

Qiang Luo  


The development of school education depends on the quality of the education provided, and it is a key metric for assessing the effectiveness of schools in developing talent. Building specialized, intelligent education quality monitoring (EQM) databases is crucial for speeding EQM progress in the big data era. This article examines the development of regional EQM databases in the areas of operational procedure and logical structure based on the idea of data lakes by using the development of databases for the EQM data analysis system (DAS) in Suzhou City as a case study. The goal of this study is to assist in addressing the current issues with regional EQM data processing and ensuring EQM’s successful implementation.



Education Quality Monitoring, Data Analysis System, Data Lake, Database

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How to Cite
Shen, J., & Luo, Q. (2022). The Construction and Application of Regional Education Quality Monitoring Databases: A Case Study of Suzhou’s Education Quality Monitoring . Best Evidence in Chinese Education, 12(2), 1613–1628. https://doi.org/10.15354/bece.22.re031