The Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) provides quality assurance through evaluation of schools.
IQAA also encourages an attitude and atmosphere of constant internal self-evaluation in schools.
IQAA is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates in many African countries.
IQAA began pilot evaluations of schools as early as 2004. It has subsequently assessed over 700 schools in southern Africa, including Angola, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. While the major part of IQAA’s work is related to the independent school sector in South Africa, the company has been involved with quality assurance for NGOs and INTEL. Currently, the Independent Quality Assurance Agency is embarking on work in Zimbabwe and Nigeria
Each school evaluated, its pupils, staff, parents and community, are given complete respect and concern by IQAA, especially in relation to the school's own distinctive mission, ethos and aims. All of IQAA’s services can be tailor made to suit the specific needs of individual schools and other clients.
The Opinion Survey service is now available online to parents, learners and teachers, in both English and Afrikaans. This service should benefit all participating schools. All that is needed is access by the school community to computers, laptops, iPads, tablets or phones with 3G capacity. The service is particularly useful to schools with boarding facilities, as it enables parents to give instant feedback without the necessity of handing out or collecting survey forms.