Thematic Research Overview: Education
This thematic overview aims to provide a snapshot of how data managed or owned by the Office for National Statistics was used for research under the theme of education between December 2011 and March 2022. This snapshot covers: which datasets were used in the SRS, how they were used, the research themes addressed, and what organisations and institutions were undertaking the analysis.
Data Insight: Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
This Data Insight explores transitions from school to Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales.
Infants born into care in Scotland
This is an update of a previous ADR Scotland report that compared rates of children under one year of age becoming looked after by Local Authorities in Scotland and in England. The focus of this report is on children starting care under one year (infants), who make up a large proportion of children in care. As well as updating trends, we have used the longitudinal data to map the pathways of individual children who started care as infants and characterise different types of care history.
The impact of Covid-19 on children's care processes in Scotland
This report hopes to contribute to an improved understanding of the pandemic and its ongoing impact on children’s social care. Through thorough examination of the data about children who were ‘looked after’ throughout the pandemic, it provides more nuanced evidence on the impacts of this turbulent time.
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.
Data Insight: How is careers guidance for school pupils prioritised?
This Data Insight explores how information is used to inform decisions regarding the provision of careers guidance interviews among key stage 4 (KS4) pupils in Wales. It explores the relative importance of background characteristics contained within administrative education records compared to information supplied by pupils via the Careers Wales diagnostic tool.
The LEO dataset: Key messages from stakeholders
This report highlights key messages from stakeholders on the potential of the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset to inform the potential and use of the data.
Data Insights: Youth movements, social mobility and health inequalities - update
The formal schools-based education system is a major state intervention aimed at producing a fair distribution of socioeconomic position in later life. However, there is growing evidence that other skills gained outwith formal education may be as important. Our study looked at youth movement attendance and long-term effects on social mobility and self-reported general health in mid-life.
Reanalysing education experiments with linked administrative data
This report from the Behavioural Insights Team presents results from new analyses of completed randomised experiments that tested educational interventions. The project team, led by Alex Sutherland, linked archived trials data from the Education Endowment Foundation to administrative data, and demonstrates the benefits of this kind of analysis.