Sex Education in Primary School in Tayside: An Evaluation of Sexuality and Relationship Training for
This is an evaluation of the Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary Teachers in Tayside region of Scotland. It was sponsored by the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) and published by them in February 2007. The resource aims to look at a training programme for teachers in Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and to map its provision in Tayside’s primary schools. The resource details the background to SRE development in Scottish primary schools. It goes on to present the q
National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth: Evaluation
This is a summative evaluation to the now historical National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) that was funded from 2002-2007 by the then DfES. The project was initially based at the University of Warwick, but following a competitive open tender process in August 2007 was awarded to CfBT Education Trust, who replaced NAGTY with the Young Gifted and Talented (YG&T) Learner Academy. Over the five years that Warwick held the contract, NAGTY developed a three 'academies' structure: the
Evaluation of the Chemistry for Non-Specialists Training Programme: Final Report
This is the final report of an evaluation by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) of the Chemistry for Non-Specialists (CFNS) training programmes on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Evaluation of Skills for Work pilot courses: Final Report
This is a final report on the evaluation of Skills for Work Pilot courses in Scotland. The aim of the resource is to report on the findings from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research examining the piloting of Skills for Work (SfW) courses over two years. Skills for Work (SfW) courses were introduced via a two year pilot to help young people to develop skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area, core skills, an understanding of the workplace, positive attit
National Evaluation of Diplomas: Preparation for 2008 Delivery
This is a 131 page research report focusing on the findings of an evaluation which explored the planning and preparation for the Diplomas prior to their introduction in September 2008. It provides a comprehensive first phase report (planning and preparation) of a six year (2008 - 2013) national evaluation of the implementation, delivery and impact of the Diplomas
QCA Evaluation of participation in GCE mathematics: Final report
The resource is a comprehensive report and set of accompanying appendices published by QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) which consider the impact of the new mathematics AS and A level specification on students’ participation. It includes an executive summary and discussion of findings together with four main recommendations for the future.
Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational setting
This resource is a 28-page Ofsted survey of VLE usage in 35 selected establishments. It also draws upon the reference to VLEs in recent Ofsted reports. The data is drawn from the full range from primary schools through secondary and post-16 to colleges providing adult education. Some of the data comes from the virtual survey of VLEs. Published in 2009, this extensive survey covers the period following the publication of the DfES Harnessing Technology in 2005.
An evaluation of innovative approaches to teacher training on the Teach First programme
This report, commissioned by the TDA in 2003, evaluates the Teach First programme. This is an employment-based route recruiting able graduates into teaching, especially in shortage subjects, in challenging schools in London. The report evaluates whether the innovative practice within the Teach First programme could be shared with and has benefits for other ITT providers. There is a detailed outline of the data collection method followed by a focus on each aspect of innovative practice. At the en
Making more of music: An evaluation of music in schools 2005/08
This report from Ofsted is drawn from evidence garnered chiefly during inspections between 2005 and 2008 from mainstream schools including 84 primary schools and 95 secondary schools. The report is structured into two sections; the first section (Part A) centres on inspection findings, and the second part (Part B) outlines what it sees as "the essential components of effective teaching in music". Both Part A and Part B of the report include illustrative case studies.
Using national data for self-evaluation and school improvement
This NFER PRE article is a guide to the complexities and potential of the range of performance and assessment data available today. It aims to explain the main concepts and mechanisms in a clear and straightforward fashion thus enabling their positive use for school improvement. The interpretative remit embraces Achievement and Attainment tables together with the RAISEonline and Ofsted websites. An exposition of the meaning of contextualised value-added (CVA) analysis together with the different
Developing Little Linguists - Final Evaluation of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot: Augu
This is the final evaluation report of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot 2007 by the Northern Irish Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CEA).
An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification
This is a research report, commissioned by the Institution of Education Sciences in the United States (US). It compares the achievement of elementary (primary) school pupils in the same grade, at the same schools. For the purposes of this research, these pupils had been randomly assigned to teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification – broadly traditional certification (TC) and alternative certification (AC) education school routes. The evaluation found that stud
An evaluation of the use of the BBC News School Report project in initial teacher education for the
This is an evaluation report of the use of the BBC News School Report project in initial teacher education, which was undertaken on behalf of the TDA by the Association of IT in Teacher Education (ITTE), and was published in July 2009.
Evaluation of the Training and Development Agency for Schools’ funding for ICT in ITT Projects
The key component of this resource is a 60 page report outlining the impact on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) of targeted funding to support developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In addition, an executive summary is available separately, and there is also a short video overview, six video case studies with notes, a video summary of the case studies and two further documents for ITT providers aimed at supporting their planning and evaluation of TDA-funded projects. The r
ESOL in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector: an evaluation
This Ofsted survey evaluates the quality of provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) offered in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector and reports on the programmes available to learners. It is the outcome of visits between September 2007 and March 2008 to 14 further education (FE) colleges, eight adult and community learning providers, five independent work-based learning providers, and one learndirect provider. In addition, the survey draws on the results of a survey
The Double Club Evaluation Interim Report
The Double Club (DC) initiative is aimed at raising the attainment, motivation and self esteem of underachieving young people in the school setting. It is an ‘in-school extension’ of the Playing for Success (PfS) programme and provides a ‘double experience’, linking classroom-based work (namely; literacy, numeracy, ICT) and physical activity. The report examines the effectiveness of the DC programme in different schools.
Reviewing Diploma Development: Evaluation of the Design of the Diploma Qualifications
This is a 114 page report of a study, carried out from October 2007 to September 2008, of the Diploma development process for the first 14 Diplomas. Its nine chapters provide a systematic and thematic account of the Diploma programme’s process, organisation and vision together with conclusions and recommendations drawn from the findings within the study.
14-19 Diploma ITT Strand 2 “with experience” programme: Evaluation of 2008/09 provision
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Quality and Inspection team were asked to undertake an evaluation of the Diploma ITT Strand 2 “with experience” programme in the first year of delivery (2008/09).
Evaluation of the Making Good Progress Pilot
The resource is the final evaluation report of the Making Good Progress Pilot. Commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the pilot was launched in June 2007 to respond to the continuing challenge of raising educational achievement. This is an independent evaluation completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP which reports on the two year project and assesses the effectiveness of the approaches used by the participating Local Authorities in raising attainment.
Music-ITE: Considering ‘Making more of music: An evaluation of music in schools 2005/08’ – a r
This resource on the Music-ITE website examines some of the issues raised in the Ofsted report through key questions and tasks. Some of the key questions and tasks are supported by video of a discussion which took place at Leicester University on June 28th 2009 between a group of teacher educators in music.