Project Description

Programme of research into adult English and Maths

This project explores two questions related to adult skills.  The first is whether technology is effective as a (partial) means of learning delivery.  This is explored through a randomised control trial of the relative effectiveness of blended learning and face-to-face tuition in FE colleges.  The primary outcome is skill level, as measured through administered tests.  The second question is how learners’ skill level change after their course.  This is examined though a large-scale longitudinal survey of learners.  In addition to asking respondents about their skills, the survey also administered its own skills assessments.

Outputs

Sally Panayiotou, Kate Boulden, George Kyriakopoulos, Richard Dorsett and Andrew Boyle (2018) Quantitative programme of research for adult English and maths Longitudinal survey of adult learners: technical report of the longitudinal survey of adult learners  Department for Education Research Report 795. PDF

Anders, J., Dorsett, R. and Stokes, L. (2018) The relative effectiveness of blended versus face to-face adult English and maths learning Department for Education Research Report 794. PDF

Sally Panayiotou, Kate Boulden, Richard Dorsett and Andrew Boyle (2018) Quantitative programme of research for adult English and maths Longitudinal survey of adult learners: local authority comparison report Department for Education Research Report 793. PDF

Sally Panayiotou, Sarah Hingley, Kate Boulden, George Kyriakopoulos, Eleni Romanou, Richard Dorsett, Jake Anders, Lucy Stokes, Martin Weale, Jenny Smith and Andrew Boyle (2018) Quantitative programme of research for adult English and maths Longitudinal survey of adult learners: final research report Department for Education Research Report 792. PDF

Sally Panayiotou, Sarah Hingley, Kate Boulden, George Kyriakopoulos, Eleni Romanou, Richard Dorsett, Jake Anders, Lucy Stokes, Martin Weale, Jenny Smith and Andrew Boyle (2018) Quantitative programme of research for adult English and maths Longitudinal survey of adult learners: waves 1 and 2 Department for Education Research Report 791. PDF

Funder

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Partners

TNS BMRB, AlphaPlus, Learning and Work Institute