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The importance of evaluation

By guest blogger Marian Sainsbury, Research Associate

Today we launch our Evaluation Policy, setting out the principles and practices we apply to evaluation projects. As NFER’s Head of the Centre for Evidence and Evaluation from 2010 to 2013, I was in the fortunate position of having an overview of our evaluations during this period. This has led me to a few reflections on the nature of evaluation and its importance within the education system. Continue reading