ERIC Number: ED417101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The National Record of Achievement in Scotland: An Evaluation. Research Report Series.
Somekh, Bridget; Tinklin, Teresa; Edwards, Lynne; Mackay, Ron
This report assesses implementation, knowledge, understanding, and use of the National Record of Achievement (NRA) in all sectors in Scotland in 1995. The report also seeks to identify problem areas and examples of good practice and make recommendations for the future development and promotion of the NRA in Scotland. The NRA is a United Kingdom-wide initiative intended to provide a common format for summarizing an individual's overall achievements in education, training, and throughout life, and to provide a standard presentational style. Questionnaires were sent to all secondary, independent, and special schools and institutions of further and higher education in Scotland. Smaller samples of employers, training providers, careers service personnel, and school leavers were contacted for input. The report includes an executive summary and 13 chapters. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Aims and Methodology"; (3) "Key Points from Initial Information Gathering"; (4) "Survey of Directors of Education"; (5) "Survey of Schools"; (6) "The Views of Young People"; (7) "The Views of Careers Service Staff"; (8) "Survey of Employers and Training Providers"; (9) "Survey of Further and Higher Education Institutions"; (10) "Case-Studies of Schools"; (11) "Good Practices and the NRA"; (12) "Issues Arising from the Findings"; and (13) "Recommendations." Contains 15 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, National Programs, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Scottish Office Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)