Publication - Research and analysis

Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12

Published: 13 Nov 2013
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781784120597

This paper provides a summary of reported participation in Activity Agreements during the first full year of the national roll-out of the programme (1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012). The paper outlines characteristics and outcomes for young people that have either completed or dropped out of an Activity Agreement during this period.

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Contents
Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12
ANNEX 1: Data Limitations and Quality Assurance

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ANNEX 1: Data Limitations and Quality Assurance

  • Coverage - We have received data from 25 of 32 Scottish LAs. This is either because LAs have not recorded any leavers or drop-outs from their programme or because they have not submitted a return to the Scottish Government.
  • Reporting Period - Data for 2011-12 submitted after 19 July 2012 or where the reporting period is unclear has been excluded from this analysis.
  • Valid sample - to be included in the final 'valid sample' individuals must have signed up and then either completed or dropped out of their Activity Agreement between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012. Individuals who were referred but didn't sign up or who are currently undertaking an Activity Agreement have been excluded.
  • Quality Assurance - This data is not 100% clean. We have excluded invalid data, missing cases and duplicates, but the data was submitted manually by external delivery partners and is therefore subject to errors which cannot be identified.
  • Duplicate Cases - where duplicate cases were identified through the quality assurance process, these have been excluded from the analysis.
  • Missing Data - there is a high percentage of data missing on destinations and some other key fields (up to 50%). Destinations data is therefore presented here as a percentage of the total number of individuals for whom we have data and not the total sample.
Construction of Valid Sample for analyses - full dataset 2011-12
Cases (n) Cases (n)
Total cases (returns made) 1318
Excluded - not offered, not signed up, still on programme. 130 1188
Excluded - duplicate records 153 1035
Final Valid Sample 1035

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