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School inspections: can we trust Ofsted reports?

Iftikhar  Hussain,  February 2012
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Abstract:

Ofsted inspections of schools have been a central feature of state education in England for nearly 20 years. Research by Iftikhar Hussain explores the validity of the school ratings that Ofsted produces, the impact of a fail rating on subsequent pupil performance and the extent to which teachers can 'game' the system.


CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter2012 pages: 13-Oct-2015 00:00:00

This article summarises ‘Subjective Performance Evaluation in the Public Sector: Evidence from School Inspections?’ by Iftikhar Hussain, Centre for the Economics of Education Discussion Paper No. 135, February 2012.