Educational attainment, ethnicity and disadvantage
This project is undertaking a review of the existing evidence on educational attainment among disadvantaged pupils from different ethnic groups. It seeks to explore why pupils in some ethnic groups are more resilient to the pressures of poverty on educational attainment, as well as why some ethnic groups have seen a greater improvement in attainment among disadvantaged pupils compared with those who are white British. The review is also considering what can be learned from steps taken to boost attainment among pupils from ethnic minority groups, and the extent to which such strategies may be applicable to white British pupils.
Timescale and funder
This project is funded by the Department for Education. It began in December 2014 and was completed in Spring 2015.