The evaluation approach built on school’s self review of their international student programme, and looked at how well schools monitor their own compliance with the Code.
ERO sought evidence for, and made judgements about, six evaluative questions:
Indicators and criteria were developed to provide reviewers with the basis for their overall judgement for each question (see Appendix Two). Appendix Three presents self-review questions schools can use.
Reviewers recorded examples of good practice or aspects where there may be risks for students. Reviewers comment on what is salient for each school and do not refer to every indicator. For this reason, the report does not include percentages of schools that meet each of the 46 indicators.
Reviewers based their judgement for each question on the school’s self-review information where it provided sufficient evidence. Reviewers were asked to indicate for each question whether they had used the school’s self-review information, their own investigation, or a combination of both.