Transparency and Accountability
NSI data assists school reporting and accountability. First, to avoid the mistrust engendered through mandated assessments that use a goal-oriented approach, NSI uses tools that schools can contextualise to ensure data is relevant and valuable. Second, NSI data can be used as part of an integrated, process-oriented approach to facilitate school improvement, facilitating system-wide data collection that can be used to affect change and satisfy accountability needs. Third, principals can use the over-time data from NSI’s instruments to evidence and address the Australian Professional Standards.