Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework

Publications and documents related to the Teaching Excellence Framework, a system for recognising excellent teaching in higher education.

Independent review of TEF

Dame Shirley Pearce has been appointed to conduct an independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

She expects to report to the Secretary of State in the summer of 2019.

Policy papers



Research and analysis

Press releases

Published 16 August 2016
Last updated 18 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Evaluation of provider-level TEF 2016-17 (Year 2)' and documents for the independent review of TEF.

  2. Added the terms of reference for the independent review of TEF.

  3. Added 'The Teaching Excellence Framework and student choice' research.

  4. Added 'Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level' consultation.

  5. Updated the framework specification and lessons learned. Added 'Teaching Excellence Framework: analysis of final award' and 'Teaching Excellence Framework: analysis of metrics'.

  6. Added 'Teaching Excellence Framework: lessons learned' policy paper.

  7. Added 'Subject-level pilot specification' document.

  8. Added 'Universities opt in to the Teaching Excellence Framework' press release.

  9. Added 'Year 2 specification', 'Highly skilled employment outcomes' and 'Review of data sources'.

  10. Added Teaching Excellence Framework factsheet to the collection.

  11. First published.