- A Ministerial Committee on the National Education and Evaluation Development Unit (NEEDU) conducted a review of IQMS and found no evidence that it would be able to serve as an effective accountability mechanism.
- The IQMS criteria for evaluating teacher performance does not address universally agreed upon effective teaching. The failure of the IQMS points to the need for developing a new teacher evaluation policy in South Africa.
- A positive culture for teacher evaluation, whether for performance assessment or professional development, is considered critical. All interviewees in this research study stressed that strong school leadership and teacher buy-in is essential to create a positive culture.
Press release: Teacher evaluation in other countries and South Africa: What works?