Types of reports of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education

The Dutch Inspectorate of Education publishes various types of reports. Read more about her target audiences and the ways of publishing.

Types of reports

  • Quality inspection school reports
  • Reports after thematic inspections
  • Reports of incidental inspections
  • The Inspectorate’s annual report on education: ‘The State of Education in the Netherlands’
  • Sometimes staff members of the Inspectorate write articles or give presentations at conferences

Target audiences

The following table combines data about target audiences and types of reports with facts about the way of publishing.

Type of report

Target audience

Way of publishing

Evaluation of the quality of school.

Board of the school, parental participation in the school’s advisory board.

Public in print and on internet.

Results of a thematic investigation into the quality of education (in general a national overview).

The Minister of education and Parliament, educational bodies, general public.

Public in print and on internet; actively sent to Parliament and other groups.

Results of incidental inspections (conducted as a result of complaints of a serious nature, signals from ‘whistle-blowers’, requests from the Minister, or reports in the media). An incidental inspection could for instance be an inspection of a particular school that the Inspectorate has received serious complaints about.

The person or organisation that has commissioned the inspection, generally the Minister of education.

Mostly public, sometimes confidential.

The state of the education in the Netherlands in a particular year.

The Minister of education and Parliament, educational bodies and the general public.

Public and on internet. Actively brought into the media and widely distributed.

Articles or presentations