Janet Downs: The way the DfE measures school performance is ‘limited’ says Audit Office, and asks if DfE expenditure on oversight and intervention was money wasted.
The way the Department for Education (DfE) measures school performance is ‘limited’, says National Audit Office (NAO), because it only focuses on education performance as measured by test results and Ofsted inspections. These are important factors, NAO said, but don’t reflect ‘the full range of children’s outcomes’. (The NAO didn’t define the ‘full range’ except to say some ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "Andy - I was explaining how the NAO's report was hidebound by its remit (to judge schools according to the Government's own flawed measure). That's not to excuse it. Explaining doesn't mean I agree with their narrow definition ......"Comment + Debate