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Language And Literacy Attainment Of Pupils - Early Years & Through KS2

This study aims to investigate whether teacher assessment at the end of the EYFS around 5 years, based on on-going observation, provides a valid measure of children’s current development and their educational attainments in future years. It asks: Does teacher assessment at five provide a valid measure of children's current and future educational attainments?

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01/12/2011
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Evaluation Of The Impact Of Changes To A Levels And GCSEs

This DfE report provides interim findings from the independent evaluation on the impact of changes to A levels and GCSEs in England. It builds on the baseline of statistical data developed in June 2010 and reports on early indications of impact and issues based on the understanding, perceptions and attitudes of centres and wider stakeholder groups.

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01/12/2011
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Monitoring Poverty And Social Exclusion 2011

This annual report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the New Policy Institute examines poverty and social exclusion in the UK, including the effects on child education. While many of the indicators show the on-going effects of the recession and subsequent low economic growth, the report also takes stock of what is happening and understand the challenges ahead.

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01/12/2011
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Evaluation Of The Impact Of STEMNET's Services On Pupils & Teachers

This report by the National Foundation for Educational Research presents the key findings from the evaluation of the impacts of STEMNET’s services on pupils and teachers from 2009 to 2011. STEMNET’s vision is to increase young people’s choices and chances through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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01/12/2011
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The Education Act 2011: Restoring order in the classrooms?

The Education Act 2011 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011 and implements the legislative proposals set out in the Government’s White Paper ‘The Importance of Teaching’ and measures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Most provisions in the Act will be commenced within the next two months, with those relating to abolition of regulatory bodies being commenced at the end of the financial year and the remainder at the start of the school year in September 2012. Here we look at the main headlining changes.

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02/12/2012
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Profile Of Pupil Absence In England

The aim of this DfE paper is to provide a comprehensive view of the latest statistical trends and analysis on absences in the maintained education sector in England. It provides detailed breakdowns on absences by various school and pupil characteristics and investigates the attitudes, beliefs, aspirations and experiences of pupils who are persistently absent by the end of their compulsory school education, compared to those of their peers, and contrasts the family background and parental attitudes and aspirations for these pupils against that of their peers.

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08/12/2011
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Firms' Engagement With The Apprenticeship Programme

This DfE report explores what types of firm engage with the apprenticeship programme and if there are characteristics that make them more or less likely to offer apprenticeships. The aim of the research is therefore to identify whether there are key determinants of firms’ engagement with the apprenticeship programme that may be susceptible to policy intervention.

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08/12/2011
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Is The Performance Of Our Secondary School Pupils Really In Relative Decline?

Claims that England has been plummeting down international pupil performance tables cannot be justified, according to this new study from the Institute of Education, University of London. An analysis of English pupils' scores in international maths tests over the past 12 years has found that there is, in fact, no hard evidence of any decline in comparative performance over time.

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08/12/2011
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Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland

The number of Scottish teachers has continued to fall, according to the latest education statistics from the Scottish government. The information also shows that attainment has improved, more children are leaving school for positive destinations and exclusions are down.

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08/12/2011
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