Professor Sally M Thomas

B.Sc., Ph.D.(C.N.A.A.)

  • BS8 1JA

1985 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Chapter 9: Educational Effectiveness Research Example from Asia: School and Teacher Value Added Performance and the Relationship with Teacher Professional Development in Mainland China

Thomas, S., 2020, International Perspectives in Educational Effectiveness Research. Hall, J., Sammons, P. & Lindorff, A. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Harvey Goldstein: a tribute and appreciation

Hopfenbeck, T. & Thomas, S. M., 1 Jul 2020, In : Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice. 27, 3, p. 312-317

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

The education of children in care and children in need: who falls behind and when?

Sinclair, I., Luke, N., Fletcher, J., O’Higgins, A., Strand, S., Berridge, D., Sebba, J. & Thomas, S. M., 24 Jan 2020, In : Child and Family Social Work. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2019

Value-added indicators for a fairer Chilean school accountability system: A pending subject

Munoz Chereau, B., Anwandter Aguero, A. & Thomas, S., 15 May 2019, In : Journal of Education Policy. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

3 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Educational Assessment in Latin America

Swaffield, S. (ed.) & Thomas, S. (ed.), 2018, Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

English Teacher Professional Development and the Role of Professional Learning Communities to Enhance Teacher Practice and Student Outcomes in China

Thomas, S., Zhang, L. & Jiang, D., 13 Aug 2018, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice. Zein, S. & Stroupe, R. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2017

Evaluation of Research Learning Communities

Rose, J., Thomas, S., Zhang, L., Edwards, A., Anwandter, A. & Roney, P., 1 Dec 2017, Educational Endowment Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Professional Learning Communities in Chinese Senior Secondary Schools

Thomas, S., Peng, W-J. & Triggs, P., 2017, Teachers Leading Educational Reform: The Power of Professional Learning Communities. Harris, A., Jones, M. & Huffman, J. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

The contribution of “Value-add” methodology to understanding medical school outcomes

Patterson, F., Ashworth, V., Baron, H., Thomas, S. & Smith, D., 2017, General Medical Council.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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2016

Educational effectiveness in Chilean secondary education: Comparing different ‘value added’ approaches to evaluate schools

Munoz Chereau, B. & Thomas, S. M., Mar 2016, In : Assessment in Education. 23, 1, p. 26-52 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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7 Citations (Scopus)
321 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the potential uses of value-added metrics in the context of postgraduate medical education

Gregory, S., Patterson, F., Baron, H., Knight, A., Walsh, K., Irish, B. & Thomas, S., 2 Oct 2016, In : Medical Teacher. 38, 10, p. 1003-1010 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Educational Policy Development in England

Thomas, S., Gana, Y. & Munoz Chereau, B., 2016, The Intersection of International Achievement Testing and Educational Policy : Global Perspectives on Large-Scale Reform. Volante, L. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2015

Educational Effectiveness Research in New and Emerging Contexts (Chapter 16)

Thomas, SM., Leonidas Kyriakides, N. V. & Tony, T., 18 Aug 2015, The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness: Research, Policy and Practice. Chapman, C., Muijs, D., Reynolds, D., Sammons, P. & Teddlie, C. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data

Sebba, J., Berridge, D., Luke, N., Fletcher, J., Bell, K., Strand, S., Thomas, S., Sinclair, I. & O’Higgins, A., 30 Nov 2015, Nuffield Foundation. 36 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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788 Downloads (Pure)

The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Technical Report 1: Secondary School Progress and Attainment

Fletcher, J., Strand, S. & Thomas, S., 30 Nov 2015, Nuffield Foundation. 38 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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98 Downloads (Pure)

中国学校增值表现趋势研究—兼评增值与教师专业发展的关联性

Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J. & Li, J., Jul 2015, In : Educational Research. 35, 7, p. 64-72 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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2014

Emerging perceptions of teacher quality and teacher development in China

Peng, W-J., McNess, E. M., Thomas, S. M., Wu, X. R., Zhang, C., Li, J. Z. & Tian, H. S., Jan 2014, In : International Journal of Educational Development. 34, p. 77-89 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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31 Citations (Scopus)
878 Downloads (Pure)
8 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Educational quality, effectiveness and evaluation: perspectives from China, South America and Africa

Thomas, S., Munoz Chereau, B., Peng, W-J. & Salim, M., 1 Mar 2012, School Effectiveness and Improvement Research, Policy and Practice. Challenging the orthodoxy? . Chapman, C., Armstrong, P., Harris, A., Muijs, D., Reynolds, D. & Sammons, P. (eds.). 2012 ed. London: Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 125-145 20 p. 9

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

7 Citations (Scopus)

Monitoring and Evaluating School Effectiveness: The Case for Longitudinal Datasets

Thomas, SM. & Massoud, S., 2012, Education Quality and Social Justice in the South: Challenges for policy, practice and research. Tikly, P. L. & Bristol), D. A. M. B. U. O. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

学校效能增值评量研究

Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J., Tian, H., Li, J., Ren, C. & Ma, X., Jul 2012, In : Educational Research (China). 33, 7, p. 29-35 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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幼儿园中的专业学习共同体:基本特征与构建过程

Yi, L. Y., Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J. & Li, J. Z., 27 Sep 2012, In : Journal of Educational Development, Guangzhou Educational Science Institute. 12, 2, p. 17-20 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2011

Longitudinal datasets in Education

Thomas, SM. & Salim, MM., Nov 2011, Department for International Development. 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Methods to evaluate educational quality and improvement in China

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2011, Education Reform in China: Changing concepts, contexts and practices. Ryan, J. (ed.). Routledge, p. 75 - 91 17 p. (Routledge Contemporary China Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2 Citations (Scopus)

Value Added Measures of School effectiveness in China

Thomas, SM., Peng, W-J., Ren, N. V., Ma, N. V., Li, N. V. & Tian, N. V., 2011, 2011 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement: Linking Research, Policy and Practice to Promote Quality in Education Limassol, Cyprus 4 - 7 January 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2010

Assessment and the evaluation of institutional effectiveness

Thomas, SM., 2010, International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd edition). McGaw, B., Peterson, P. & Baker, E. (eds.). Amsterdam:Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

5 Citations (Scopus)

Defining Educational Quality in China: Concepts and Evidence

Thomas, SM., 2010, The 2nd International Conference on School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Shenyang Normal University, China November 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Evaluating Schools as learning communities

Thomas, SM., 2010, International Encyclopedia of Education. McGaw, B., Peterson, P. & Baker, E. (eds.). Amsterdam:Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

1 Citation (Scopus)

The school effect on children's school time physical activity: the PEACH Project

Griew, PJ., Page, AS., Thomas, SM., Hillsdon, M. & Cooper, AR., Mar 2010, In : Preventive Medicine. 51, p. 282 - 286

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

28 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Assessment of Educational Quality in China

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., Nov 2009, Association for Educational Assessment Europe Annual conference, Malta.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

England: National Report on Citizenship Education in English Secondary School Education

Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J. & Yee, W. C., 2009, Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School: An International Comparative Study in Seven European Countries. Scheerens, J. (ed.). Springer, p. 105 - 151 47 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Enhancing Quality and Capacity for Educational Research

Thomas, S. M. & Peng, W-J., 2009, Higher Education and International Capacity Building: twenty-five years of higher education links. Stephens, D. (ed.). Symposium Books, p. 51 - 77 27 p. (Bristol Papers in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Methods to Evaluate Educational Quality and Improvement in China

Thomas, SM., Sep 2009, International Association for Educational Assessment conference, Brisbane Australia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2008

Exploring school effects across southern and eastern African school systems and in Tanzania

Yu, G. & Thomas, SM., Nov 2008, In : Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice. 15, 3, p. 283 - 305 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

International comparative studies of achievement - re-examining the issues and impacts

Thomas, SM. & Goldstein, H., Nov 2008, In : Assessment in Education. 15 (3), p. 211 - 213 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Reflections on the international comparative surveys debate

Goldstein, H. & Thomas, S. M., Nov 2008, In : Assessment in Education. 15 , 3, p. 215 - 222 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2007

Modelling patterns of improvement over time: value added trends in English secondary school performance across ten cohorts

Thomas, SM., Peng, W-J. & Gray, J., Jul 2007, In : Oxford Review of Education. 33 (3), p. 261 - 295 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

47 Citations (Scopus)

National Report on Citizenship Education In English Secondary School Education

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., 2007, EU commission. 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Summary of Six Case Studies

Thomas, SM., Yee, WC. & Peng, W-J., 2007, EU commission. 30 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

The range and extent of school effects in SACMEQ II school systems

Yu, G., Thomas, SM. & Barrett, AM., 2007, Ministry of Education, Zanzibar.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2006

Creating your own professional learning community

Thomas, SM., Stoll, L., McMahon, AJ., Bolam, R. & Wallace, M., 2006, In : Curriculum Briefing. 4(2), p. 32 - 34 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Developing school evaluation methods to improving the quality of schooling in China: a pilot 'value added' study

Peng, W-J., Thomas, SM., Yang, X. & Li, J., Jul 2006, In : Assessment in Education. 13 (2), p. 135 - 154 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Identifying and Leading Effective Professional Learning Communities

Stoll, L., McMahon, AJ. & Thomas, SM., Sep 2006, In : Journal of School Leadership. 16(5), p. 611 - 623 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Professional learning communities: a review of the literature

Stoll, L., Bolam, R., McMahon, AJ., Wallace, M. & Thomas, SM., Dec 2006, In : Journal of Educational Change, 7 (4:). 7(4), p. 221 - 258 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Professional Learning Communities: source materials for school leaders and other leaders of professional learning

Stoll, L., Bolam, R., McMahon, AJ., Thomas, SM., Wallace, M., Greenwood, AM. & Hawkey, KM., 2006, DfES.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

School effectiveness with value-added method case study of senior high schools of Baoding Hebei Province

MA, X., Peng, W-J. & Thomas, SM., Oct 2006, In : Educational Research. 27(10), p. 77 - 84 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Trends in pupil attitudes over 8 years

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., May 2006, International Association for Educational Assessment conference, Singapore.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2005

A Pilot Study of Value Added Measures of School Effectiveness in China

Thomas, SM., Peng, W-J., Xijie, Y., Chunrong, R. & Jianzhong, L., Sep 2005, The Theories and Practice of School Effectiveness and School Improvement in the New Century - The 1st International Conference on School Effectiveness and School Improvement in China. Shenyang Normal University.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Creating and Sustaining Effective Learning Communities

Bolam, R., McMahon, AJ., Stoll, L., Thomas, SM., Wallace, M., Greenwood, AM., Hawkey, KM., Ingram, M., Atkinson, A. & Smith, MC., 2005, DfES GTCE NCSL. 10 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Creating and Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communities

Bolam, R., McMahon, AJ., Stoll, L., Thomas, SM., Wallace, M., Greenwood, AM., Hawkey, K., Ingram, M., Atkinson, A. & Smith, MC., 2005, DfES, GTCe, NCSL. 222 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report