triple_science.jpgEvaluation of the Triple Science Support Programme

Client: National Science Learning Centre. Myscience: York

The Triple Science Support Programme (TSSP) has been established to help schools prepare for the implementation of the entitlement to triple science for all students achieving the relevant level of attainment in standard assessment tests.

We were appointed to undertake a longitudinal evaluation of the TSSP, with the work involving both formative and summative elements, in order to assist the TSSP in targeting and successfully engaging schools, and in assessing the overall outputs from and impact of the programme.

The evaluation involved a combination of methods, including:

  • analyses of monitoring and administrative data
  • e-surveys of schools
  • e-surveys of pupils
  • detailed case studies

The research provided insights into what was happening through the programme identified what results were being achieved (and the value of those results), and to indicate how the intervention could be improved.