U.K. teachers and students at one of Britain’s smartest and most expensive schools are getting a boost as a study by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HepI) has found that the nation’s largest primary schools outperformed the nation as a whole in its performance in some subjects.
The HepI study, based on data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), found that secondary schools scored 4.9 out of 10 in math and reading, 3.8 out of 5 in science and 3.7 out of 4 in English.
It is the first study to examine the achievement of school-aged children at a comprehensive level in five years.
Hep I’s chief executive, Andrew Forrest, said the report’s findings will help guide future policy.
“These results suggest that if we want our schools to continue to grow and improve, we need to get more people into them,” Forrest said.
He said the study shows that while the U,S.
and Britain have “much to gain from a more diverse population, there are other nations, countries around the world, who have a very different story to share.
A key challenge is that we’re not seeing enough people from those countries who can be brought into schools to support the quality of teaching and learning,” he said.
The report, which looked at data from 2015, found that primary schools in the U and U. K. outperformed primary schools overall in reading, math and science.
The report said that the performance of secondary schools was lower in English and mathematics, while the performance was higher in science, reading and writing.
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