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New research shows that vision2learn helps to raise attainment

New research shows that vision2learn helps to raise attainment

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

New independent research proves the difference vision2learn is making in schools

We recently commissioned independent research* into the difference vision2learn is making to results in schools with high proportions of disadvantaged pupils.

The study showed that schools in areas of high deprivation using vision2learn outperform their expected attainment levels, and the longer they’ve used vision2learn the better their results are!

The fact that these schools punch above their weight in attainment terms is convincing proof that vision2learn supports schools in raising attainment.

(*CIL, March 2013)

The research

Attainment ranking

The researchers ranked all schools according to their attainment at KS4 – ranking the highest performing first and the lowest performing last.

Disadvantage ranking

They then ranked all schools according to the percentage of students claiming free school meals.

Adjusted attainment

The difference between the two rankings was calculated for each school to show the extent to which the school was ‘outperforming’ or ‘underperforming’ its disadvantage ranking.

vision2learn performance

The research confirmed that schools using vision2learn generally perform above expected attainment levels based on their proportion of disadvantaged pupils. There’s a trend for higher performance among schools that have had a vision2learn licence for longer – suggesting that vision2learn successfully plays a part in improving standards at schools with significant disadvantage levels over time.

vision2learn: “A key motivator”

York High School’s proportion of students eligible for free school meals is above average and the level of social and economic disadvantage in the area served by the school is also above average. (Ofsted, 2009)

The school uses a number of vision2learn programmes to boost attainment. York High School Deputy Head Gavin Cowley says online learning is a “key motivator” for many students at the school.

He said: “I know we’ve gained a lot as a school from offering these options. They make a real contribution to the school’s improvement in the percentage of pupils with 5 A-Cs – they’re a crucial part of the interventions we’re using to maximise achievement.”

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