Using Evaluation to Strengthen Organisational Self-Assessment

External Evaluation and Review

External evaluation and review is a periodic evaluation of a TEO to provide a statement of confidence (judgement) about an organisation’s educational performance and capability in self-assessment. It uses a systematic process to make independent judgements about educational performance and capability in self-assessment.

Educational performance is the extent to which the educational outcomes achieved by a TEO represent quality and value for learners and other relevant groups. An evaluation of educational performance involves answering questions focused primarily on the quality of learning and teaching, and the achievements of learners.

Capability in self-assessment is the extent to which an organisation uses self-assessment information to understand performance and bring about improvement. It reflects the extent to which an organisation effectively manages its accountability and improvement responsibilities.

External evaluation focuses most directly on the:

  • extent to which the TEO systematically determines and addresses learner and wider community needs
  • key processes contributing to the achievement of outcomes for learners
  • quality of educational provision and its impact on learner progress and achievement
  • achievement of outcomes for learners and the wider community (employers, regions, local or national interests)
  • effectiveness of the TEO’s self-assessment in understanding its own performance and using this for improvement.

 

 
 
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