September 2015 Research Publications Schools About
Evaluation of the Alcohol Education Trust's Talk About Alcohol Intervention: Longer-term follow up

This research story, covered by ITV's Good Morning Britain on 2 September, looks into the impact of the Talk About Alcohol programme involving 4000 pupils over three years. The evidence found an association between the intervention and a delay in the age at which teenagers start drinking. 

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Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 2
Pupils participating in the In Harmony social and music programme continue to enjoy music and have a positive view of their future prospects at the same high levels as in the first year's evaluation, according to this report.

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What makes a good Assessment?
What questions should schools ask when looking for a new assessment? Catherine Kirkup shares her expertise on how to ensure that your assessment choice is valid, robust and provides accurate and reliable results.

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Blog - researchED 2015 – Working out what works
What do researchED 2015 and Tom Bennett's toddler have in common? In this recent blog, Ben Durbin discusses the comparison, and how researcheED has grown at an extraordinary rate, just like the toddler. 

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Westminster School case study
Westminster School in London took part in the PISA-Based Test for Schools in spring 2015, giving them results comparable to the scales used in the international PISA assessment, and in turn "A huge amount on which to reflect...". 

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PISA in practice - Cognitive Activation in Maths: How to use it in the classroom
This report, part of a series commissioned by the DfE, showcases findings from PISA 2012 which teachers can use in the classroom, including the teaching practice of Cognitive Activation, and how this is related to achievement.

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RSCs face different and challenging roles - new research reveals
England's eight Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) face different and challenging roles that reflect a wide variation of issues in each region, according to new research.

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3 - 4 October 2015
Art & Education: Teaching and Pedagogical approaches in 21st Century School, Athens, Greece.

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4 November 2015
The Rise of RCTs in Education: Statistical and Practical Challenges. Royal Statistical Society, London.

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12 November 2015
Expanding free schools and academies: impact, accountability and the future of England's school system, Central London.

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25 November 2015
Academies Show, Birmingham NEC
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