School and Teacher Effectiveness

Ralph Tabberer

01 September 1994

This briefing was originally produced in September 1994 for Staffordshire LEA, as part of their 1994/5 Resource Review. Officers, advisers, headteachers and teachers met to discuss alternative funding options available to the Authority. The LEA asked NFER to provide guidance by drawing on key research studies and reviews which would shed light on resource issues. The LEA was primarily concerned with research in the United Kingdom and North America which had examined Teaching Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, School Improvement, and Class Size.

The purpose of the briefing was to report succinctly and objectively the main findings and recommendations of a series of research studies. The briefing is organised into three parts: research on teacher effectiveness, research on school effectiveness and related research on class size.