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Effective pre-school, primary and secondary education 3-14 project (EPPSE 3-14) - Final report from the Key Stage 3 phase: influences on students' development from age 11 - 14

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Sylva, K. and Melhuish, Edward C. and Sammons, P. and Siraj- Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. and Toth, K. and Smees, R. and Draghici, D. and Mayo, A. and Welcomme, W. (2012) Effective pre- school, primary and secondary education 3-14 project (EPPSE 3-14) - Final report from the Key Stage 3 phase: influences on students’ development from age 11 - 14. Project Report. Institute of Educa- tion, London, UK. Downloaded from: Usage Guidelines Please refer to usage guidelines at or alternatively contact [email protected] DFE-RB202 ISBN 978-1-78105-077-4 March 2012 EFFECTIVE PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PROJECT (EPPSE 3-14) Final Report from the Key Stage 3 Phase: Influences on Students’ Development from age 11 – 14 Kathy Sylva$, Edward Melhuish+, Pam Sammons$, Iram Siraj-Blatchford*, and Brenda Taggart* *Institute of Education, University of London, + Birkbeck, University of London, $University of Oxford With Katalin Toth, Rebecca Smees, Diana Draghici, Aziza Mayo, and Wesley Welcomme Introduction Since 1997 the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education project (EPPE/EPPSE) has investigated the attainment and development of approximately 3,000 children from pre-school to the end of Key Stage 3 (KS3). This current phase of the research explored how different phases of education, especially secondary school, are related to students’ attainment, social behaviour and dispositions at age 14 (Year 9 in secondary school) and the factors that predict developmental change. However, schools are not the only influence on students’ development; families and communities matter too and these ‘social’ influences are carefully studied in EPPSE 3-14. The net effects of neighbourhood, pre-school, primary and secondary school are reported after taking account of individual student and background influences. The adolescents in this current phase of the EPPSE study shape

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