An instrument has been devloped that allows schools autonomy in determining levels of effectiveness and identification of areas of development. There is accompanying surveys for staff, parents and students that generate triangulated data for each of the components. The data alows for a comprehensive report to be generated. The report allows the school to identify its areas of strength and areas for development.
The process allows:
- for teacher, student and parent voice
- transparency in explicitness of standards
- greater ownership given to the school for improvement
- lack of pressure from an external "inspection".
The process is seen to be valid, keeps ownership of the process in the school and its community, doesn't invest knowledge of standards and their application in an inspector or team of inspectors.