Professor Sally M Thomas

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

  • BS8 1JA

1985 …2020

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2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
331 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.

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266 Downloads (Pure)
2015

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.

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139 Downloads (Pure)
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.

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

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.

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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.

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2010

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

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28 Citations (Scopus)
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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47 Citations (Scopus)
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2004

The Use of Educational Standards and Benchmarks in Indicator Publications

Thomas, SM. & Peng, W-J., Mar 2004, In : European Educational Research Journal. 3 (1), p. 177 - 212 36 p.

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Towards a typology of gender-related school effects: some new perspectives on a familiar problem

Gray, J., Peng, W-J., Steward, S. & Thomas, SM., Dec 2004, In : Oxford Review of Education. 30/4, p. 529 - 550 21 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Of Trends and Trajectories: searching for patterns in school improvement

Gray, J., Goldstein, H. & Thomas, SM., Feb 2003, In : British Educational Research Journal. 29/1, p. 83 - 88 6 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Examining the effect of pupil background on primary and secondary pupils' attainment: key findings from the Improving School Effectiveness Project

Smees, R., Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., May 2002, In : Scottish Educational Review. 34/1, p. 6 - 25 20 p.

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2001

Dimensions of secondary school effectiveness: Comparative analyses across regions

Thomas, SM., Sep 2001, In : School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 12 (3), p. 285 - 322 38 p.

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49 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting the future: The role of past performance in determing trends in institutional effectiveness at A-level

Gray, J., Goldstein, H. & Thomas, SM., Sep 2001, In : British Educational Research Journal. 27/4, p. 391 - 405 15 p.

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School Effectiveness and Improvement

Thomas, SM. & Gray, J., 2001, In : British Educational Research Journal. 27

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108 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Valuing Pupils Views in Scottish Schools

Thomas, SM., Smees, R., MacBeath, J. & Robertson, P., Dec 2000, In : Educational Research and Evaluation. 6(4), p. 281 - 316 36 p.

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1998

Comparing Teacher Assessment and Standard Task Results in England: The relationship between pupil characteristics and attainment

Thomas, SM., Madaus, GF., Raczek, AE. & Smees, R., Jul 1998, In : Assessment in Education. 5,2, p. 213 - 246 34 p.

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Making the Most of Your Data: School self-evaluation using value added measures

Elliot, K., Smees, R. & Thomas, SM., 1998, In : Improving Schools. 1(3), p. 59 - 67 9 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Practitioners' views of effectiveness

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM., Mortimore, P. & Walker, A., 1998, In : Improving Schools. 1(1), p. 33 - 40 8 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Understanding Differences in Academic Effectiveness: Practitioners' Views

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM., Mortimore, P., Walker, A., Cairns, R. & Bausor, J., Sep 1998, In : School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 9(3), p. 286 - 309 24 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Value Added Measures of School Effectiveness in the United Kingdom

Thomas, SM., Mar 1998, In : Prospects. 28(1), p. 91 - 108 18 p.

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Valuing Pupils' Views about School

Smees, R. & Thomas, SM., 1998, In : British Journal of Curriculum and Assessment. 8(3), p. 8 - 11 4 p.

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1997

Differential School Effectiveness: Departmental variations in GCSE attainment

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., 1997, In : The School Field. 8(3), p. 8 - 11 4 p.

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Differential Secondary School Effectiveness

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Smees, R., 1997, In : The School Field. 8(1/2), p. 57 - 95 39 p.

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47 Citations (Scopus)

Stability and Consistency in Secondary Schools' Effects on Students' GCSE Outcomes over Three Years

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P., Mortimore, P. & Smees, R., Jun 1997, In : School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 8, 2, p. 169 - 197 29 p.

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49 Citations (Scopus)
1996

Comparison of Value Added Models for Secondary School Effectiveness

Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Mar 1996, In : Research Papers in Education. 11(1), p. 5 - 33 29 p.

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79 Citations (Scopus)

Promoting School and Departmental Effectiveness

Sammons, P., Thomas, SM. & Mortimore, P., Feb 1996, In : Management in Education. 10(1), p. 22 - 24 3 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Using Examination Results as Indicators of School and College Performance

Goldstein, H. & Thomas, SM., 1996, In : Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A. 159(1), p. 149 - 163 15 p.

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102 Citations (Scopus)
1995

Considering Primary School Effectiveness: An analysis of 1992 Key Stage 1 Results

Thomas, SM., 1995, In : Curriculum Journal. 6(3), p. 279 - 295 17 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Continuity of School Effects: A longitudinal analysis of primary and secondary school effects on GCSE performance

Sammons, P., Nuttall, D., Cuttance, P. & Thomas, SM., Dec 1995, In : School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 6(4), p. 285 - 307 23 p.

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39 Citations (Scopus)

Determining What "Adds Value" to Student Achievement

Thomas, SM., Sammons, P. & Mortimore, P., Mar 1995, In : Educational Leadership International. 52(6), p. 19 - 22 4 p.

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Questionable Value

Thomas, SM. & Goldstein, H., 1995, In : Education. 185 (11), p. 17

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School Effectiveness and 'Value Added' Analysis

Goldstein, H. & Thomas, SM., 1995, In : Forum. 37(2), p. 36 - 38 3 p.

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1994

chool Effectiveness and Value Added Measures

Mortimore, P., Sammons, P. & Thomas, SM., 1994, In : Assessment in Education. 1(3), p. 315 - 332 18 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)
1993

A multilevel analysis of school examination results

Goldstein, H., Rasbash, JR., Yang, M., Woodhouse, G., Pan, H., Nuttall, D. & Thomas, SM., 1993, In : Oxford Review of Education. 19(4), p. 425 - 433 9 p.

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121 Citations (Scopus)
1992
1990

Exploring the Development of Area Judgements using a PEST Technique

Avons, S. & Thomas, SM., Mar 1990, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 8(1), p. 51 - 63 13 p.

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