secundary education


Aims and findings of second study in secondary education

Effectiveness of the programmes

Study B consists of a quantitative analysis of the effects of the programmes, using data on students’ progress (from the learning management system, or LMS). We will ask the sample of schools to send their LMS data to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The data will be anonymised and stored in a secure environment, so it can be linked to the data in the Dutch National Cohort Study on Education (NCO).

Transferring LMS data is a time-consuming process for schools, and requires the right know-how to do it properly. We will therefore provide research assistants to help with this, and will provide funding for 1.5 days of administrative support per school for the transfer of this data. We will also cover any costs charged by Statistics Netherlands.

Other studies in secondary education


Study A

Analysis of applications

An analysis of the programmes according to type of intervention and effective elements (sample of 500 schools to identify objectives and ideas about the programmes).

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Study C

Qualitative case studies

An analysis of implementation of the programmes (effective elements and theory of change) in a sample of 30 schools and sharing good practice of other schools.

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Study D

Quantitative evaluation of social-emotional development

An online questionnaire for pupils to measure the effects of the programmes in terms of well-being, confidence and social competences.

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Throughout the research, we will work closely together with schools and other sector partners (Council for Primary Education, Dutch Inspectorate of Education, Ministry of Education) to share our research findings – where possible during implementation of the programmes. You can read the results of the studies here.

Proposal NRO

Would you like to view a copy of the research proposal (in Dutch) for these studies? Download it here.


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