Aims and findings of study 2 in primary education
Effectiveness of the programmes
Study 2 consists of a quantitative analysis of the effects of the catch-up and support programmes on learning outcomes, using data from the Dutch National Cohort Study on Education (NCO). The NCO makes it possible to conduct robust educational research with a minimum effort on the part of schools, and consists of data from all primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands (with the exception of the Caribbean islands).
Starting in the school year 2020/2021, data on pupils’ progress (from the schools’ learning management systems or LMS) will be added to the NCO, once consent is obtained from the schools. We will ask every school that receives a subsidy in rounds 1 and 2 of the funding programme to provide consent, and to indicate in the LMS which pupils are taking part in the catch-up and support programmes. We will then link the information from the analysis of programmes in study 1 to individual student data to determine the effects of the programmes. We will send participating schools a summary of the effectiveness of the support programmes being implemented in their school.