16 Mar 2018
Using data from ScotCen's evaluation of the MCR Pathways mentoring programme, RAND Europe is conducting a cost-benefit analysis to determine the economic value accruing from MCR participants' achievement of educational outcomes.
RAND Europe's research in education helps inform the making of more effective educational policies, programmes and practices that are inclusive and equitable for all.
Our interdisciplinary and international research examines the evidence behind how policies and practices can support learning: from building strong foundations in the early years, to improving school effectiveness and ensuring that young people have the right skills in preparation for the future.
We also examine the effectiveness of research in higher education — our Research Excellence Framework evaluations — within our Innovation programme.
Our education research benefits from a wide range of multi-disciplinary expertise and capabilities across the organisation and our large network of collaborators.
We have a growing portfolio of projects using rigourous experimental (randomised controlled trials) and quasi-experimental designs to evaluate complex education interventions.
We bring methodological expertise to design high-quality surveys and conduct complex analyses with large scale administrative data.
We conduct robust systematic reviews of evidence using the global resources available in RAND's professional library.
We are experienced in providing education policy advice based on the best international evidence available.