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ERIC Number: EJ1108313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
A Tale of Two Interpretations: Ofsted's Expectations Reexamined
Richards, Colin
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v58 n2 p205-216 2016
Since September 2015 the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has introduced major changes to its inspection procedures and expectations. These are embodied in its handbook for school inspection. Ofsted claims more than it can deliver; in particular it makes impossible demands on its inspectors--in terms of applying both evaluation criteria and grade descriptors. It also raises unrealistic expectations of and demands on schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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