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Changes to OfSTED's Inspection Data Summary Reports (IDSR) for 2019

During November Ofsted will be removing historic Inspection Data Summary Reports (IDSRs) from the Analyse School Performance (ASP) website.  If you want to keep a copy of your historic IDSRs, you should download and save them before they are removed.


Ofsted has published a prototype for the new IDSR for 2019 (download here)


In preparing for the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), Ofsted has re-developed the Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR). The new IDSR will contain fewer charts and will be shorter in length than previous versions. The prototype has been published ahead of the final IDSR product and as such, final content may be changed.  The new IDSR has been designed to:


  •  Reduce the time spent preparing for inspection
  •  Provide interpretation of the data for inspectors
  •  Minimise focus on small groups that distract the conversation away from meeting the needs of all pupils


The new report will continue to contain 'areas of interest' sentences to highlight trends and differences from national data. Existing contextual information will remain but will be presented in the charts that were in the 2017 IDSR.
What’s new in the IDSR?


  • New contextual information including workforce census data, financial data, MAT and local authority information and school links
  • New subject attainment sentences at key stage 4 to highlight potential subject areas to focus on
  • Introduction of attainment trend charts
  • Re-structured primary report to focus on subjects across the school, such as reading/literacy
  • Reduced focus on pupil group performance. Measures will now only be highlighted when they differ from that of all pupils
  • Expanded destinations data, to includes pupil destinations for the past three years

What else is changing?


The IDSR will become a new ‘service’ and have its own dedicated area in DfE Sign-In. Schools will still be able to access their IDSR through DfE’s Analyse School Performance website by following a link to the new IDSR service. Schools can then download and save their IDSR as before. There will not be a requirement for new login details.

Ofsted will publish new guidance alongside the first 2019 IDSR release.

10 Sep 2019

Huw Jones
Educational Data Service
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