Quality assessment is a systematic audit of activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements for a product or service can be fulfilled. EQFI is committed to consistently deliver quality services for school assessment, and strives to exceed stakeholders' expectations through continual process improvement. The vision of EQFI is not limited to organisational excellence through maximising performances of team members, but goes further towards increasing personal effectiveness and satisfaction.
It is based on the central idea that all school programmes, resources and support systems should raise the standards of student learning and outcomes, which is reflected below:
Some common features of high-performing schools were identified during an assessment, which became the guiding tools for EQFI criteria:
The criteria are a set of performance oriented requirements and scoring guidelines which spell out the assessment dimensions. EQFI school assessment criteria cover the following seven domains:
The process of quality assessment of schools is designed in a way that leads to reflection (self-analysis) resulting in a systemic reform, which will influence the overall status of education.