Action zone disappointment

11th April 2003 at 01:00
SCHOOLS in education action zones have not improved their test results as much as those outside them, according to new research. The Economic and Social Research Council-funded study by academics at London University's Institute of Education found the six zones studied had at best "limited and inconsistent" impact on test results. "If anything, the schools in these zones had done rather worse than non-zone schools," it said. "Paving a Third Way? A policy trajectory analysis of education action zones" is available from

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now