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ERIC Number: ED574428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Evaluating Access. Research Brief. Edition 9
Sutton Trust
This report reviews national and international research on widening participation and access programmes to find out which methods are most likely to help disadvantaged pupils get into higher education. Analysis of existing research in the United States and United Kingdom suggests that summer schools, tutoring, and mentoring are among five methods with the most evidence of success. The research brief also identifies certain features that are common to successful programmes. The overall conclusion of the review is that, while outreach initiatives are having a positive impact, there is a severe lack of evidence identifying which initiatives work. The Trust hopes to address this by partnering with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and universities from across the sector to undertake a series of research trials measuring the effectiveness of their outreach programmes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sutton Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom