Secondary School Accountability Consultation

10 May 2013

Between February and May 2013 the Department for Education held a consultation on secondary school accountability. This document is NFER’s response.

The consultation set out the aims and vision for the proposed new accountability system, together with the case for change. The proposals reflect the changes to GCSE exams, and focus on issues around the publication and use of data.

Key Findings:

  • makes the case for setting the school accountability system in the context of a clear statement of purpose for secondary schools
  • draws on previous work by NFER, including a review of the information about schools in other countries and the issues to consider when introducing a national sample test.