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Seven things you might not know about our schools

By |2017-03-03T09:42:33+00:004th March 2015|Exams and assessment, Reports, School accountability, Teacher careers|

This evening we launch Education Datalab with a report ‘Seven things you might not know about our schools’. Rich data on our schools has been available for over a decade now but, as we hope this report shows, there is still much we can learn. Every piece of analysis we show in this report is the sort of thing that can be done in an afternoon, provided you have access to longitudinal databases with indicators that have been created in a consistent way to monitor changes as the way we measure attainment changes.

The report has been put together by the entire Education Datalab team, but with Mike Treadaway and Rebecca Allen contributing most of the initial ideas for the pieces.

We have asked respondents to comment on each piece of analysis. We did this because no piece of research produces a definitive answer and usually it throws up more questions worth exploring. We aim to turn our curiosity about education in quantitative analysis. We hope you enjoy the report.

Seven things you might not know



About the Author:

Rebecca Allen is an associate research fellow, having led FFT Education Datalab from its launch in February 2015 to January 2018. She is an expert in the analysis of large scale administrative and survey datasets, including the National Pupil Database and School Workforce Census. In January 2018 she took up a position as a professor at the UCL Institute of Education, leading the Centre for Education Improvement Science.

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