Checklist for Evaluation Experts

Experts shall

  • be independent
  • comply with confidentiality requirements
  • hold a respectful attitude towards the evaluatee; be oriented to areas for improvement, rather than just bringing out the problems
  • thoroughly examine the information and background data submitted for evaluation
  • take into account the context of the functioning of the educational institution
  • seek confirmation for claims of the educational institution, not for their own attitudes
  • base their assessments on the facts
  • adhere to the agreed division of tasks and committee deadlines


  • When preparing the schedule, take into account the principle – one interviewee in one role only
  • Plan your time so that all who are invited to be interviewed could have a say
  • Introduce yourself and try to put the interviewee at ease
  • Use different types of questions
  • Avoid frightening or leading questions
  • Listen! Avoid the tendency of filling the interview with your own voice
  • Keep the interview within the time frames you set
  • Render thanks to the interviewees for their responses and time
  • If you think you still need further information, agree on next steps


  • The report should include clear references to the evidence gathered
  • The decision-making process is transparent – based on what, and why the committee comes to that conclusion
  • All assessments and decisions are well founded – both the positive and negative ones
  • The committee strives for a consensual decision; reasoned dissenting views are outlined separately in the report
  • The report is a public document!