Lessons from the National Pupil Database
Many years ago, when NUSTEM was still Think Physics, we developed an evaluation plan to look at the impact of the first three years.
It was a lovely plan, which would use information from the National Pupil Database (NPD) and follow groups of young people as they took their A-levels and then their degrees.
Sadly, as with all lovely stories, it didn’t quite work out as we planned.
However, along the way, we learnt a number of useful lessons about evaluation and using the NPD, and thought that they might be helpful for other organisations interested in tracking the impact of STEM Engagement activities.
We’ve just published our report, and an infographic which summarises our findings as well.
You can download the report from hereNPD Infographic