Deaf pupil achievements in Scottish education


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This presentation was first delivered to the UKCoD ‘Promoting Achievement for Young Deaf People’ Conference on Tuesday 22 November 2005 in London.

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Deaf pupil achievements in Scottish education

  1. 1. This presentation was first delivered to the UKCoD ‘ Promoting Achievement for Young Deaf People’ Conference on Tuesday 22 November 2005 in London.
  2. 2. The Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland Project 2000–2005 Dr. Ernst Thoutenhoofd Moray House School of Education The University of Edinburgh Project Director: Marian Grimes Office Manager: Emily Healy Project funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department (2000–2005) and by NDCS Scotland (2005) slide
  3. 3. “ ...we have no significant evidence to demonstrate an overall improvement in the education of deaf children since Conrad’s study.” [added emphasis] Stephen Powers, Susan Gregory & Ernst Thoutenhoofd (1998) The Educational Achievements of Deaf Children: A Literature Review . Research Report 65. London: DfEE. ISBN 0-85522-789-3 Conrad, R. (1979) The Deaf School Child. London, England: Harper and Row. 1998 DfEE report conclusion slide
  4. 4. “… .a balanced, wide and varied range of measures is needed to account for the diversity among the deaf pupil population, and the diversity of educational provision.” Powers et al. 1998 1998 DfEE report finding slide
  5. 5. ADPS longitudinal objective To develop an system for the ongoing collection and dissemination of information on the achievements and attainments of deaf children and young people in Scotland. slide
  6. 6. Pupils in schools for deaf children. Pre/school pupils included in the study slide Pupils in mainstream schools with HI unit. Pupils visited twice a year or more. — Inclusion in the study is not based on level of hearing loss.
  7. 7. Service planning and monitoring. Benefits to specialist services/schools Contribute to national picture. Track effects of policy changes and technology developments. Compare local with national data. ‘ Statistical partner’ comparisons. slide
  8. 8. ADPS national data: exemplars slide
  9. 9. 2,030 pupils in the database 6,108 year records 22,724 attainment records Details at 24 October 2005. Nb: Some of the information on the slides that follow is ‘work in progress’. Not all of the tables have been checked by the ADPS team, and therefore errors may exist. For final data published through the project, consult the ADPS website. slide The ADPS population, 2000–2005
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  13. 13. Reading age slide
  14. 14. Age range of teachers of deaf pupils in Scotland, 2003 ( n =253) slide
  15. 15. Tracking the effects of policy changes and technology developments slide Cochlear implantation
  16. 16. Cochlear implant details ( October 2005) slide
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  18. 18. Full-time placement: profound/ci ( October 2005) slide 2.5 = deaf pupils with profound bilateral deafness, without ci. 3.5 = deaf pupils with ci.
  19. 19. Changes in placement, 2000–2003, n=155 ( October 2005) slide
  20. 20. Support service language policy, n=152 ( October 2005) slide
  21. 21. Selected cohorts: hearing loss and ci n= 124 (yr1); 137 (yr2); 116 (yr3) slide
  22. 22. Notes to slide 21 slide Details as at 22 February 2005. ‘Year 1’ is school year 2000–01. The hearing loss descriptors represent: UL (all unilateral hearing loss), 1 (within normal limits), 2 (mild hearing loss), 3 (moderate hearing loss), 4 (severe hearing loss), 5 (profound hearing loss), CI (cochlear implanted pupils). The dataset was since recoded for hearing loss, so that these details have now been replaced with a different ordinal scale. The table does not offer the number of pupils within each category, but the “% average” gives the percentage of those who have achied at the given level for any of the three subjects, against the total number of pupils within that category of hearing loss. Level ‘A’ is the threshold (base) level of attainment targeted at the start of Primary. Progression towards Level F is assumed to be continuous from P2 to S2. Figures exclude pupils in SEN settings, but include those pupils in deaf schools for whom their year group is known (ie sufficient basis exists for those pupils to progress). Figures also exclude those for whom outcomes were not reported or not known.
  23. 23. Reading age yr1 (ci disaggregated) n =792 (ci=69) slide
  24. 24. Notes to slide 23 slide Details as at 22 February 2005. ‘Year 1’ is school year 2000–01. Figures include all pupils for whom reading age assessments were reported, regardless of placement or SEN. The column headings list chronological (actual) age, in bands -- there may be a skewing effect on the data due to banding, which is not investigated. The vertical rows list the reported reading age, expressed in years above or below chronological age. The ‘all pupil’ figures (in black) include those of the ci pupils (in red). Note that the figures report the number of reading age test instances, not the number of pupils -- ie, in some instances, more than one reading age assessment may have been reported for a pupil, and all have been included.
  25. 25. Simon Laurie House, Moray House School of Education The University of Edinburgh Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Tel: 0131 651 6462 (voice) Tel: 0131 651 6470 (text) Fax: 0131 651 6469 Email: Website: ADPS contact details slide