ERO focused on two key areas in the evaluation:
Effective target setting. This was defined by three criteria:
- scanning achievement data
- targets building on previous year’s outcomes
- targets having ‘buy in’ from teachers and students.
Effective actions. This was defined as:
- a plan focused on underachievement
- the school having more than 40 percent of targeted students making accelerated progress.
Further information about the methodology can be found in Appendix 2.