What is the National Pupil Database?

Many of the blogposts and reports that we produce here at Datalab are based on analysis of the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database (NPD). But what is it? What is the NPD? The NPD is a collection of data relating to education in England compiled by the Department for Education. The NPD is made [...]

By | 2018-05-03T09:56:46+00:00 23rd January 2018|News|

Datalab turns two

Education Datalab turned two this spring and to mark the event we gathered together with the great and the good of teaching, education research and policy-making for a celebratory party. Our event, kindly hosted by Impetus-Private Equity Foundation, was themed “We can reform…education…without the policy makers” and our four invited panel members made a pitch, [...]

By | 2017-04-27T18:57:56+00:00 25th April 2017|News|

Education Datalab appoints Partnerships and Communications Officer

I am very pleased to have joined the team at Education Datalab as Partnerships and Communications Officer. As well as assisting the research team with the smooth running of our projects, I will be focused on disseminating our research findings and associated policy recommendations to wider audiences in the education field. As well as policy [...]

By | 2016-08-04T09:53:18+00:00 4th August 2016|News|

Come and work at Education Datalab!

We are looking for a new member of staff to join the Education Datalab team. Statistician This role stretches across the work of Education Datalab and the rest of FFT. As part of this role you will work with developers to specify calculations and seek feedback about your analyses from users and colleagues.  This is [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:52:23+00:00 15th June 2016|News|

Learn how to use the National Pupil Database

Once again this year we are running a course for researchers who would like to learn how to use the National Pupil Database. It is a 2-day training course in London held on the 4th and 5th of May, 2016. The course instructors will be Lorraine Dearden, Mike Treadaway, Dave Thomson and I. You can [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:51:12+00:00 7th April 2016|News|

Proof of Progress (PoP) tests

This year, 81 schools are using the new Proof of Progress Tests (PoP tests) from FFT to assess writing and conceptual understanding in maths at the start and end of Year 7.   The tests are designed to be sensitive to learning, but resistant to practice effects. In other words, we would only expect pupils [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:50:51+00:00 18th March 2016|Exams and assessment, News|

Learn how to use the National Pupil Database

Would you like the use the National Pupil Database for your research? Lorraine Dearden, Mike Treadaway, Dave Thomson and I are running our annual 3-day NPD training course this year in London from Monday 3rd August-Wednesday 5th August.   You can find out more and sign up for a place here: http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=5810.   It is [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:45:48+00:00 8th June 2015|News|

Are you a teacher interested in data? Come and spend some time with us learning how researchers evaluate schools

There is a small community of people with both experience of our schools and the skills to analyse large scale datasets. We would love to make this community bigger. This summer (starting 3rd August) we are hosting paid[1] interns who have experience of teaching or working with schools to learn how to use the large-scale [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:45:11+00:00 11th May 2015|News|
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