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Such reduction of information like that proposed by Kevin Johnson, and practiced elsewhere, encourages a thoughtless approach to school evaluation. By contrast, the OECD has an interesting report, “Assessment and Innovation in Education”, that summarizes the state of the art in school reporting around the world. Among the systems described, I think Scotland’s the best, and it can be viewed by googling “Scottish Schools Online”. For example, if you enter “George Heriot’s School” (a particularly distinguished, ancient school in Edinburgh), you instantly find it mapped, its contact information, its pupil and teacher numbers (so a ratio can quickly be calculated), inspection report, exam results, and leaver destinations, among other information.