Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England
This DfES report is the long-awaited “independent research into current best practice” referred to in the White Paper, Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, which was to be published at the start of 2006. It comprises 24 case studies of 12 primary and 12 secondary schools from across the country. The findings echo those of previous research with regard to setting, although they suggest positive ways forward through flexible ‘within-class’ grouping according to varying criteria (e.g.
Parental Involvement in Children’s Education
This survey (2004) was commissioned by the DfES, following an earlier survey in 2001. The purpose was to assess the impact of measures taken to increase parental involvement in education and to identify an evidence base for future policy development. It is a very detailed investigation of levels of parental involvement in their children’s education, based on a telephone survey of over 2,000 parents and carers of children between the ages of 5-16, conducted in early 2004.
GTIP: Assessing the Impact of Subject-Focused CPD
This resource on the GTIP website is a report of the findings of a survey carried out to assess the impact of various levels of participation in CPD offered by the Geographical Association.
P Scales: Glossary Item
The P scales are descriptions of attainment levels below level 1 of the National Curriculum. They were first published in 1998 by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Comparison of Literacy Progress of Young Children in London Schools. A Reading Recovery Follow up St
This evaluation report follows up a Reading Recovery (RR) intervention programme that had initially been carried out on children aged around 6 years in 42 London schools. In the initial study (2005-6), these children, then in year 1, were all reading at a level below age 5. This report makes comparisons between the original study and the follow up assessment that took place at the end of Key Stage 1 (July 2007) when the children were 7+ years old. This follow up study was designed to assess the
White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
Rising to the Challenge: a review of the Teach First ITT programme
This is an Ofsted inspection report of the Teach First initial teacher training provision, an employment-based route into teaching based in London and managed jointly by Teach First and Canterbury Christ Church University. This two year programme places graduate student teachers in schools in challenging circumstances with the objective of raising achievement in the schools and providing a high quality training experience. Although the trainees found the school-based experience extremely challen
Influences and leverages on low levels of attainment: a review of literature and policy initiatives
This report from the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL), based at the Institute of Education, London, is a review of a wide range of literature and policy initiatives considering the influences and leverages on low attainment in schools. In the context of this report a leverage is an initiative, intervention or strategy which seeks to tackle low attainment. It looks at the influence on progression and attainment in early and mid childhood, adolescence and early adulthoo
Technology and school improvement: reducing social inequity with technology?
This resource is a 124-page description of a survey of schools to investigate the degree to which technology enhances social equality and school improvement. The schools selected are those being removed from special measures or are under notice to improve (following Ofsted inspection). The Becta funded project was conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University. The conclusions are clearly stated over three pages. The research “found no direc
Telling Time -- Time Flashcards
This is a child-narrated video that shows how to tell time to the hour and half-hour. (04:59)
Board of Trustees 2-18-14
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Board of Trustees 2-18-14 About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially became St. Petersburg College when Florida's governor signed legislation making it the fir
MSU Study Abroad Fair 2014
Drawing more than 4,000 students, Michigan State University's study abroad fair is one of the largest in the country. Find MSU: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spartans.msu Twitter: https://twitter.com/michiganstateu Instagram: http://instagram.com/michiganstateu MSUToday: http://msutoday.msu.edu More: http://msu.edu/social/ Credits: "Payday" by Jason Farnham via YouTube Audio Library
A fun and descriptive way of describing the different gases in chemistry and how they interact with the environment where they are contained.
Sand and the City - a floating beach for NYC?
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Why go to the beach, when it can come to you? A NY-based team launch a crowdfunding campaign for a floating beach on a repurposed barge in the Hudson River. Sharon Reich has more. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics includ
Carnegie Conversation - Howard Webb
Howard Webb is a current Premiership Football Referee and has officiated in the World Cup Final, Champions League Final and the FA Cup Final. He has been a FIFA referee since 2005. He is also a former South Yorkshire Police Officer. Howard delivered a presentation at the Lewis Jones Suite at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 27 May as part of the University's Carnegie Conversation lecture series. Prior to the lecture, he gives some insight into his role and career, before leaving for the 20
Parkinson's Disease Research
This video looks at current research into treatments for Parkinson's Disease, including genetically modified viruses and stem cell treatments. This video interview explains the hope and challenges that have been encountered. 4:35 min.
Up Close with Heather Hancock, Lead Partner, London 2012 and Managing Partner for Innovation and Bra
Find out why Heather Hancock's insights and career advice are still relevant today, even after the success of London 2012.
Tie Dye Housing Event
On March 12, 2013, Armstrong Housing hosted a tie dye event where students were able to tie dye their Spring Break shirts!
Keeping carbon locked away
In a warming climate permafrost in northern latitudes is at risk of losing its vast stores of carbon. As it melts, it could increase atmospheric carbon dioxide levels substantially.
General Biology II
An integrated course stressing the principles of biology. Life processes are examined primarily at the organismal and population levels. Intended for students majoring in biology or for non-majors who wish to take advanced biology courses.