Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person’s vocabulary 30 years later.
Much more could be done to help children with physical and learning disabilities cope with the challenges they face on entering school, new research suggests.
The practice of “streaming” children by ability in the early years of primary school is widening the achievement gap between children from better-off homes and those facing disadvantage, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. One in six children in English schools is placed in ability streams – whereby pupils are taught in the […]
There is no evidence that government investment in particular school structures or types – for example, academies, free schools or faith schools – has been effective in improving the performance of pupils from poor backgrounds, according to a review published today by the Institute of Education (IOE).
Current coalition government policies that are designed to improve adults’ literacy and numeracy skills are overly focused on the world of work, according to two leading researchers in this field
Policymakers must focus on getting disadvantaged pupils’ performance above the average in order to improve social mobility, suggests a new study published by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.
A fifth of pupils who do well in school at age 11 do not go on to university, suggests new research from the Institute of Education, University of London.
A new home has been found for a major longitudinal research project that is following more than 15,700 young people born in 1989-90.
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education.
Seven-year-olds in England are better at reading than their counterparts in Wales, according to new research using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.
Evidence from the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort studies has been cited extensively by the Welsh Government in its first Early Years and Childcare Plan.
Children with stronger reading and maths skills at age seven are more likely to earn higher wages in later life, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study.
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