Catherine Kirkup , Juliet Sizmur , Linda Sturman , Kate Lewis
25 August 2005
Research report available to download from DFE
Research brief available to download from DFE
NFER was commissioned by the DfES to conduct a study of primary, secondary and special maintained schools in England to assess the use of data in teaching and learning.
In all types of schools, it was found that data was perceived to promote teaching and learning by facilitating:
- more effective allocation of staff and resources
- performance management
- monitoring the effectiveness of initiatives and strategies
- evidence-based discussions with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), localeducation authorities (LEAs), governors, among others
- challenging expectations of staff, pupils, parents, among others
- transitions and transfers - particularly transitions between key stages within schools
- identification of pupils’ achievements and setting of targets.
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