We use a set of standards to evaluate and report on quality and improvement in Scottish education. The standards are set out in a series of quality frameworks.
Each framework includes a set of Quality Indicators (QIs) which inspectors use to reach professional evaluations. We use these QIs to identify and report what is working well, what needs to improve and examples of highly effective and sector leading practice.
How good is our Community Learning and Development?
How Good is our Community Learning and Development (CLD) in English and Gaelic.
How good is OUR school?
Supporting learner participation in self-evaluation and school improvement.
Our inspection frameworks
Find out more about the inspection frameworks we use.
How good is our school library?
HGIOSL is a companion document to support library staff and senior managers in evaluating the contribution of the school library.
How good is our school fourth edition - HGIOS 4
HGIOS4 is a suite of quality indicators that support staff in all sectors to evaluate what is working well for their learners and what could be better.
How good is our early learning and childcare?
How good is our early learning and childcare? builds on the strengths of previous and existing frameworks for improvement.
How good is our third sector organisation?
How good is our third sector organisation? (HGIOTSO) is a self-evaluation resource created to support the third sector to evaluate their performance and to identify priorities for action.
How good is our college?
HGIOC offers a suite of quality indicators which support college practitioners to evaluate what is working well for their learners and what could be better.
How good is our culture and sport
This second edition framework (HGIOCS2) supports self-evaluation within the sports and culture sectors across Scotland.