Education Review Office (ERO)

ERO provides support and information about internal and external evaluations. This support is available to all.

About ERO

ERO evaluates and reports on the quality of education and care of children and young people in early childhood services and schools.

Expertise and support

Education reviews

An ERO review looks at how a school reaches positive learning outcomes for all children and young people. Its reviews provide an opportunity to identify what’s working well and areas for improvement. 

School evaluation indicators: effective practice for improvement and learner success

The School Evaluation Indicators (external link) resource identifies six domains that research shows have the greatest influence on school effectiveness and improvement. 

ERO workshops to support improvement/capability building

These workshops help leaders, teachers and boards of trustees to:

  • understand the Indicators better
  • know how to use the Indicators to improve student outcomes.

ERO internal evaluation workshops

These workshops help schools to build capability and better understand the relationship between external and internal evaluation.

Schools can request a workshop by contacting their local ERO office. ERO can recommend a workshop as part of the review process.

National evaluations

ERO publishes national evaluation reports (external link) on specific education topics, using evidence gathered during the review process. The topics chosen for national evaluations reflect current issues.

How to get support


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