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FAQs

How will the data from the evaluation be used?

The data from this study will be used by NatCen Social Research, who will prepare research reports for publication. No individual schools, parents/carers, or pupils will be identified.

Data from each of the schools involved in the project will be analysed anonymously, and findings will be reported anonymously - so it will not be possible to identify individual pupils or schools.

Your pupils' data will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

What about data and confidentiality?

Pupil test responses and other data requested from the school will be collected and accessed by the research team at NatCen Social Research. They will be treated in the strictest confidence, and in line with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

With the permission of the Department for Education, data will be matched with the National Pupil Database (NPD), and shared with NatCen Social Research and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

 

What’s involved in the testing?

All Year 5 pupils participating in the trial of the SDI will take part in a Maths test in the summer term of 2019, whether or not they have been participating in the SDI.

The assessment is a standardised progress in a standardised test from GL Assessment. The test will take place in school, during school hours and will be invigilated by NatCen researchers (all of whom have current DBS checks).

 

Who are NatCen Social Research?

NatCen Social Research  is an independent social research organisation that carries out research on a wide range of social issues.

 

Who are Yorkshire & The Humber Maths Hub?

The Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub is led by the Outwood Institute of Education, and is an initiative to harness maths teaching expertise within an area, to spread excellent practice even more widely, for the benefit of all children and young people. It is being funded by the DfE and co-ordinated by the NCETM.

 

Who are The Education Endowment Foundation?

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

The EEF have provided the funding for this project.