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Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on transitions and assessment

Waldron, Samuel, Rhys, Mirain ORCID: and Taylor, Christopher Matthew ORCID: 2014. Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on transitions and assessment. [Project Report]. Social Research Research Summary, vol. 74. Cardiff: Welsh Government. Available at:

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The Foundation Phase (introduced in 2008) provides a developmentally appropriate experiential curriculum for children aged 3-7 in Wales. The Welsh Government commissioned independent evaluation (led by WISERD) aims to evaluate how well it is being implemented, what impact it has had, and ways in which it can be improved. The three-year evaluation utilises a range of mixed methods at a national and local scale. This is one of four papers focused on impact. It draws on 239 classroom and setting observations, 341 practitioner interviews, 604 school and setting survey responses, 1,008 parent/carer survey responses, 37 Local Authority interviews and four nonmaintained organisation interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Publisher: Welsh Government
ISBN: 9781473418516
Funders: Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 April 2016
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 09:39

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