The new education inspection framework (EIF) focuses on the quality of education more broadly. Therefore Ofsted needs to ensure that inspection methods are valid and reliable.
Professor Daniel Muijs provides a commentary on the research and our next steps.
This is the first report of a multi-phase research project. The report looks at the results of a recent pilot of workbook scrutiny indicators and rating scales.
The research report focuses on 2 questions:
- Does the piloted approach to workbook scrutiny allow meaningful assessment of the quality of education?
- Can inspectors rate reliably using the piloted workbook scrutiny indicators?
The lesson observation research report looks at a lesson observation instrument for inspections. This was tested in a range of schools and colleges during the autumn term 2018.
The inter-rater reliability analysis data is also included.