PSQM EEF Trial 2024

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The PSQM EEF Trial is now FULL.

If you would like to find out more about taking part in the PSQM programme outside of the trial then please express your interest at the top and bottom of each page of our website.

The Educational Endowment Foundation is funding an independent evaluation of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) in selected regions across England. It is a fantastic opportunity for schools to be part of one of the largest funded research projects about primary science ever run in England and to take part in the PSQM professional learning programme without paying the usual fee.

The aim of the evaluation is to evaluate the impact of PSQM on pupils’ science attainment and science attitudes. The results of this research will make an important contribution to understanding what works in primary science leadership, teaching and learning.

  • The evaluation is a random control trial
  • 342 schools in selected areas will participate.
  • 171 of the schools will be chosen at random to take part in PSQM, starting September 2024 and ending June 2025. This will be the intervention group.
  • 171 will be in the control group and not take part in PSQM in 2024 or 2025.
  • Outcome data will be collected from all schools in 2026 to find out the difference that PSQM has made.