Professor Sally M Thomas

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

  • BS8 1JA

1985 …2020

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2011

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

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)

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)

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)

2007

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

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)

Effective Professional Learning Communities

Thomas, SM., Stoll, L., McMahon, AJ., Bolam, R., Wallace, M., Hawkey, KM. & Smith, MC., Apr 2005, American Educational Research Association Annual conference, as part of the ICSEI symposium, Montreal.

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

Twelve years of value added feedback – what is the pattern of school improvement?

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., Aug 2005, EARLI conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.

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

2004

Creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities: final findings

McMahon, AJ., Thomas, SM., Stoll, L., Bolam, R. & Wallace, M., 2004, British Educational Association Annual Conference, Manchester.

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

Effective Professional Learning Communities

McMahon, AJ., Thomas, SM., Greenwood, A., Stoll, L., Bolam, R., Hawkey, KM., Wallace, M. & Ingram, M., Jan 2004, ICSEI Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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

Ten year trends in value added measures of secondary school performance

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., Jun 2004, 30th Annual Conference of the International Association for Education Assessment (IAEA), Philadelphia.

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

2003

Creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities: some interim findings

McMahon, AJ., Thomas, SM., Stoll, L., Bolam, R. & Wallace, M., Sep 2003, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh.

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

Professional Learning Communities: promoting genuine improvement and a tool for reform?

McMahon, AJ., Thomas, SM., Stoll, L., Bolam, R., Wallace, M., Hawkey, KM. & Smith, MC., Apr 2003, American Educational Research Association ICSEI symposium: Educational Reform, School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

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

2002

Creating and Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communities

McMahon, AJ., Stoll, L., Bolam, R., Thomas, SM. & Wallace, M., Sep 2002, Presented at the symposium 'Teachers as Leaders of Change: Issues, Definitions and Drivers'British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Exeter.

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

School Self-Evaluation

Klenowski, V. & Thomas, SM., Sep 2002, International Association for Educational Assessment: 28th Annual Conference, Hong Kong.

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

2000

Dimensions of Secondary School Effectiveness: Comparative Analyses Across Regions

Thomas, SM. & Smees, R., Apr 2000, the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

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

1999

Lancashire Case Study of School Self-Evaluation

Smees, R. & Thomas, SM., Sep 1999, the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Sussex University.

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

Using Value Added Approaches in Northern Ireland

Thomas, SM. & Elliot, K., Sep 1999, the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Sussex University.

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

Using Value Added Approaches in Northern Ireland: School Self-Evaluation in Relation to the Department for Education Northern Ireland (DENI) Raising School Standards Initiative (RSSI)

Thomas, SM. & Elliot, K., Jan 1999, the annual conference of the International Congress for School Effectiveness & Improvement, San Antonia, Texas.

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

1998

Creating a Value Added Framework for Scottish Schools

Thomas, SM., Smees, R., MacBeath, J., Sammons, P., Robertson, P. & Mortimore, P., Apr 1998, the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

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

Creating a Value Added Framework for Scottish Schools: A policy paper

Thomas, SM., Smees, R., MacBeath, J., Sammons, P. & Robertson, P., Jan 1998, the International Congress for School Effectiveness & Improvement, University of Manchester.

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

Dimensions of Secondary School Effectiveness: Comparing the findings from four academic studies

Thomas, SM. & Smees, R., Apr 1998, the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

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

Improving School Effectiveness: Issues for Policy and Practice

MacBeath, J., Mortimore, P., Robertson, P., Sammons, P. & Thomas, SM., Aug 1998, the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, The Queen's University, Belfast.

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

The Impact of Background Factors on Pupil Attainment and Progress in Scottish Schools: A summary of findings

Sammons, P., Smees, R., Thomas, SM., Robertson, P., McCall, J. & Mortimore, P., Jan 1998, the International Congress for School Effectiveness & Improvement, University of Manchester.

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

Using Value Added Approaches in Northern Ireland: School Self-Evaluation in Relation to the Department for Education Northern Ireland (DENI) Raising School Standards Initiative (RSSI)

Thomas, SM. & Elliot, K., Aug 1998, the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, The Queen's University, Belfast.

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

1997

Creating a Value Added Framework for Scottish Schools

Thomas, SM., Smees, R., MacBeath, J., Sammons, P. & Robertson, P., Sep 1997, the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, York.

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

Dimensions of Effectiveness: Comparative Analyses Across Regions (initial findings)

Thomas, SM. & Smees, R., Jan 1997, a symposium Critical Issues in School Effectiveness Research at 10th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Memphis, Tennessee.

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

Dimensions of Effectiveness: Comparative Analyses Across Regions (interim results)

Thomas, SM. & Smees, R., Sep 1997, the British Educational Research Association annual conference, York.

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

Room for Improvement: Analysis of ISEP primary baseline measures

Thomas, SM., Smees, R. & McCall, J., Jan 1997, a symposium Critical Issues in School Effectiveness Research at 10th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Memphis, Tennessee.

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

School and Departmental Effectiveness Implications from a recent British Study for Policy, Practice and Future Research

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Jan 1997, a symposium Critical Issues in School Effectiveness Research at 10th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Memphis, Tennessee.

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

The Results from the Differential Secondary School Effectiveness Project: Comparing the performance of different pupil groups

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Smees, R., Jun 1997, the 23rd annual conference of the IAEA, Durban, South Africa.

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

1996

Differential School Effectiveness: Departmental variations in GCSE attainment

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Apr 1996, the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New York.

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

Improving School and Departmental Effectiveness

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Mar 1996, the British Educational Management and Administration Research Conference, Robinson College, Cambridge.

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

Room for Improvement: Analysis of ISEP primary baseline measures

Thomas, SM., Smees, R. & McCall, J., Sep 1996, the British Educational Research Association annual conference, Lancaster University.

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

Towards a Model of Academic Effectiveness for Secondary Schools

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Sep 1996, the British Educational Research Association annual conference, Lancaster University.

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

1995

Accounting for Variations in Academic Effectiveness Between Schools and departments: Results from the "Differential Secondary School Effectiveness Project" - a three year study of GCSE performance

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Sep 1995, the European Conference on Educational Research/ British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Bath.

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

Comparison of Value Added Models for Secondary School Effectiveness

Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Sep 1995, the European Conference on Educational Research /British Educational Research Association annual conference, Bath.

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

Differential Secondary School Effectiveness: Examining the size, extent and consistency of school and departmental effects on GCSE outcomes for different groups of students over three years

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Smees, R., Sep 1995, the European Conference on Educational Research/ British Educational Research Association annual conference, Bath.

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

Stability and Consistency in Secondary School Effects on Students-GCSE Outcomes Over Three Years

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Smees, R., Jan 1995, the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

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

The Origins and Development of the European Community Educational Indicators Project

West, A., Pennell, H., Thomas, SM. & Sammons, P., Sep 1995, European Conference on Educational Research, Bath, England. 21 p.

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

1994

Stability and Consistency in Secondary Schools' Effects on Students' GCSE Outcomes: Initial Results

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P. & Mortimore, P., Sep 1994, the annual conference of the British Educational Research Association, St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

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

Understanding the Processes of School and Departmental Effectiveness

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM., Mortimore, P., Cairns, R. & Bausor, J., Sep 1994, the symposium "School Effectiveness and School Improvement: Bridging the Divide” annual conference of the British Educational Research Association, St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

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

1985

The Value of Modular Degree

Lindsay, R., Thomas, SM. & Shires, H., 1985, the Society for Research in Higher Education 1985 Conference: Continuing Education.

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