Extended schools: Establishing a baseline methodology to estimate the impact of the Extended School Programme on Attainment

Sector: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets
Client: N/A
Published: January, 2009
Document type: Report 
Tagged: England quantitative analysis

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to establish a methodology for the evaluation of the Extended School programme. The analysis involved a detailed analysis of the National Pupil Database and Annual Schools Census, alongside administrative information relating to the Extended Schools initiative from the Training and Development Agency for Schools. The analysis relies on a propensity score matching and difference in difference methodology to isolate the impact of Extended Schools from other education initiatives and trends in attainment over time.