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Self-assessment maps the way to improvement

Reports and quality improvement plans are vital for college educators to keep learning and should be ‘live’, regularly updated documents, writes Matt Bromley

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Although it’s no longer statutory for colleges to write a self-assessment report (SAR) – and Ofsted no longer insist on seeing one – it remains vital that colleges self-assess, because effective self-assessment provides an essential insight into what a college does well and needs to do better.

Education is not all about qualifications: it’s also about preparing students for life and work. But outcomes data is important and, as such, the self-assessment process should start with an analysis of the most recent exams performance. In practice, this means achievement rates, pass rates, attendance ...

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