November 1, 2021

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been asked by the Department for Education (DfE) to carry out an independent evaluation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), which is now in its second year.

This evaluation will explore the impact of the different pillars of the programme (tuition partners, academic mentors and the school-led tutoring fund) on educational attainment outcomes for students.

Meeting the requirements:

NFER are currently recruiting schools to join this evaluation and are particularly interested in working with schools who are:

  • Involved in the NTP as well as those who are not; participation from both groups of schools is key to the success of the evaluation
  • Planning to use Renaissance Learning assessments in English and/or maths within the current academic year
  • Happy to grant consent (via a Memorandum of Understanding) to allow NFER to obtain their pupil’s assessment data directly from Renaissance Learning.


Before entering your school…

Note that if schools are not using assessments this year, they can still participate in the evaluation by completing a staff survey. NFER will shortly be writing to schools with further information about how to sign up to the evaluation. In the meantime, interested schools who meet the criteria above, are welcome to contact the evaluation team directly via  to express an interest in registering.

By taking part, schools will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing evidence base about the impact of the NTP on students’ learning. Further information about the evaluation including privacy notices can be found here.


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