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National Evaluation of Xlerate with XL: January 2005 - January 2006

DescriptionXlerate with xl was developed at the request of the Scottish Executive and The Hunter Foundation (THF) aiming at young people in secondary school who are not achieving their full potential. Xlerate is supported by the THF as part of their support for the Scottish Executive's Determined to Succeed strategy.
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Official Print Publication DateJune 2006
Website Publication DateJune 30, 2006

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Dr Andy Wiggins, Mrs Karen Jones, Professor Peter Tymms, Curriculum Evaluation and Management Centre DURHAM UNIVERSITY
ISBN 0 7559 6128 5 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
METHODOLOGY
MAIN FINDINGS
CONCLUSIONS AND KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
CONTEXT
XLERATE WITH XL - PROGRAMME OUTLINE

CHAPTER TWO METHODOLOGY
QUALITATIVE - SITE VISITS AND INTERVIEWS
QUANTITATIVE - SURVEYS

CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH FINDINGS
SITE VISITS
STUDENT SURVEY
ENTERPRISE SURVEY
ISSUES ARISING

CHAPTER FOUR CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIX 1 - CONTINUOUS MONITORING SYSTEM
APPENDIX 2 - S3 STUDENT SURVEY RESPONSES
APPENDIX 3 - S4 STUDENT SURVEY RESPONSES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We would like to thank the xlerate with xl project manager, the co-ordinators and YES for their help with the organisation of the evaluation, as well as all the club advisers and students who completed the surveys and told us about the programme. Also the Research Advisory Group who provided many thoughtful suggestions and in particular the project manager for her prompt help and guidance throughout the project.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.