Education inspection: which models work best?
Most education systems in developed countries have an inspection service and although their models are not identical, they all seek to improve the quality of education. The question is: Do they achieve it?
This review approaches education quality through student performance and gathers evidence relating inspection activity with academic results.
In the following pages we will answer this question and others, such as: Should inspection activity play an advisory role or should it also entail other types of implications? Is it better to publish evaluation reports
or not? What kind of feedback is most effective? And finally, should inspection activity be strengthened?