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Improving progress for lower achievers through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612337

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 478 828

  • EU contribution

    € 1 918 076

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

Objective

The project aims to research the use of technology in formative assessment classroom practices in ways that allow teachers to respond to the emerging needs of low achieving learners in mathematics and science so that they are better motivated in their learning of these important subjects.
This international project will adapt and develop existing research-informed pedagogical interventions (developed by the partners), suited to implementation at scale, for working with low attaining pupils and transforming teaching.
The project will seek to: report the differences in the way that systemic structures influence the trajectories of lower achieving students within the participating countries; identify their typical pathways through the school system and reveal the educational opportunities that are open to these students. It will report on the varying assessment tools that are used to identify lower achieving students and may determine these pathways, with attention paid to the different interpretations of low achievement in each country.
This project aims to:
• foster high quality interactions in international classrooms that are instrumental in raising achievement for low achievers;
• expand our knowledge of technologically enhanced teaching and assessment methods addressing low achievement in mathematics and science

Major objectives for the project are to:
• offer approaches for the use of new technologies to support the formative assessment of lower achieving students.
• develop sustainable teaching practices that improve attainment in M&S for the targeted students.
• produce a toolkit for teachers to support the development of practice and a professional development resource to support it
• disseminate the outcomes

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 318 777

Administrative Contact

Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

HOGSKOLEN I SOR-TRONDELAG

Norway

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 224 025

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 160 776

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 170 024

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 689

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 165 230

The AIMS Trust

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 221 158

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 223 848

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 549

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612337

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 478 828

  • EU contribution

    € 1 918 076

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

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