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Do you agree that Ofsted should only use official data contained within the ISDR and refuse to consider schools' internal data?

Ofsted’s draft handbook makes clear that inspectors will refuse to consider schools’ own internal progress and attainment data (p46, para 178), when evaluating ‘curriculum’ impact to reach the proposed quality of education judgement.

The handbook states inspectors will consider:

‘…nationally generated performance information about pupil progress and attainment. This information is available in the IDSR, which is available to schools and inspectors, and will be analysed for its statistical significance in advance by Ofsted’s data and insight team’ (p47, para 180). 

Inspection data

Ofsted proposes that inspectors will only use official data contained within Ofsted’s ISDR and will not consider a school’s internal progress and attainment data as inspection evidence. Do you agree with this proposal?
First published 23 January 2019