An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe was a book about Wizarding schools in Europe. It contained information about the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and the Durmstrang Institute. It most likely discussed Hogwarts as well, giving the school's fame and prestige in the magical world.
Prior to 1994, Hermione Granger had read it and learned of the Durmstrang Institute's horrible reputation and of their emphasis on Dark Magic. In 1994, during the riot preceding the Reappearance of the Dark Mark, she mentioned having reading about Beauxbatons in the book when she, Harry and Ron were approached by a Beauxbatons girl who spoke French.
In 1997, Hermione considered this book as she was sorting supplies for their mission to find Voldemort's Horcruxes. It is not specified if it was one of the books she decided to bring with them. It is, however, unlikely; as it held no real use for Hermione, Harry and Ron on their mission which was set by Dumbledore.