Data notes

The following data notes are available for the MCS4 (age 7) survey:

MCS data note 2013/1: Interpreting test scores

This data note presents an overview of the MCS variables covering performance on standardised tests in sweep two (age 3), sweep three (age 5) and sweep four (age7) of the survey and aims to aid the analyst in successfully utilising these measures in their research. Three suites of tests are described: The British Ability Scales (used at sweeps 2, 3 and 4), The Bracken School Readiness Assessment and the NFER Progress in Maths Test.

MCS data note 2013/2: Technical Report on Response in the Teacher Survey

This data note aims to analyse non-response in the MCS4 teacher survey and to determine whether non-response is a source of sample bias and whether adjustment is needed.