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ERIC Number: EJ820036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Faith Schools and Pupils' Progress through Primary Education
Yeshanew, Tilaye; Schagen, Ian; Evans, Suzanne
Educational Studies, v34 n5 p511-526 Dec 2008
The impact of faith schools on the performance and progress of their pupils has been studied using data from the National Pupil Database (NPD). The value-added analysis was carried out using multilevel modelling, controlling for prior attainment as well as a range of background variables, including ethnicity, sex, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), alternative measures of deprivation based on census information, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL). The analysis confirmed that all faith schools, in particular, Roman Catholic and Church of England schools, made slightly more progress with their pupils than non-faith schools. It also showed that pupils with SEN attending faith schools performed better at key stage 2 than pupils with SEN in non-faith schools. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom