Equity and educational achievement

Equity and educational achievement – The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)

Professor Steve Strand has completed extensive research using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) into associations between ethnicity, social class, gender and educational achievement. The LSYPE is following a sample of over 15,000 young people from the age 14 to age 25, linking in data on their educational achievement at age 11, 14, 16 and 18 with detailed data from student and parent interviews on attitudes, aspirations and family circumstances. Hierarchial multiple regression analyses, controlling for clustering, are used to focus on the relationships between various student, family, school and neighbourhood factors in order to better understand the reasons for differences in the educational attainment of different ethnic groups.

Some of the findings of the research are summarised in the recent BERA Insights article (2013) What accounts for ethnic achievement gaps in secondary schools in England?


Other resources

See also Steve Strand’s personal webpage which contains a range of other references with links to journal articles.