19 August 2011
NFER was commissioned by the then DCSF (now DfE) to evaluate the impact of the STEM Cohesion Programme on schools, colleges and stakeholders. This is the third and final report produced by the evaluation. It provides an update on the initial baseline and Year 2 reports produced in August 2009 and July 2010 respectively, and synthesises key evaluation findings and trends over the past three years of the evaluation.
The main data collection activities conducted during the evaluation included a telephone survey to maths, science and technology teachers/lecturers, a key stage 3 student survey, feedback collected from representatives of the lead organisations, a stakeholder survey to the wider STEM community, and school/college case studies.