Projects

These are projects that are still in progress, some almost done, others a long way off.

Pupil incentives project

With Sally Sadoff, John List and Rob Metcalfe, and run by CMPO Schools Team. The project was funded by Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). We ran a field experiment on around 10,000 pupils in deprived schools in England. The experiment was run as a randomised control trial (RCT), and introduced incentives for pupil behaviour with the aim of improving their performance on the high stakes tests, GCSEs. The intervention is over and we are running the analysis now.

Teacher Observation Project

With Eric Taylor and Shenila Rawal, and run by CMPO Schools Team. The project was funded by Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). We are running a large scale field experiment on over 80 secondary schools in deprived neighbourhoods in England, using an RCT design.  The intervention facilitates peer observation of teachers in Maths and English in the GCSE years by their peers. The observation is supported by a protocol installed on tablets. The intervention is in its final year.

Widening Participation – mentors, finances and aspiration

With Michael Sanders, Raj Chande, Lindsey Macmillan, Catherine Dilnot, and run by CMPO Schools Team. The project is funded by the University of Bristol as part of its widening participation remit.  The intervention is in its final year of three.

Parental Engagement Project

With Todd Rogers and Raj Chande, and run by CMPO Schools Team. The project was funded by Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The intervention is now complete and we are analysing the results.

Peer effects on classroom behaviour

With Claudia Herresthal. We use pupil-level data on behaviour in classrooms in England to understand and quantify peer effects.

School accountability and pupil outcomes

Working with Dave Thomson to analyse the impact of the recent reforms in England on pupil attainment.

I am also working on a number of other projects in education.