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School inspections: can we trust Ofsted reports?
Iftikhar Hussain
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP358:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012

Tags: education; uk;

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.

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.