Education Policy Knowledge Centre (EPKC) - underlying research and structure
The EPKC would systematically review available research and expert opinion in all policy areas (curriculum, assessment, accountability, intervention, planning etc) and synthesise findings around generic policy options. Wherever possible, evaluations will be evidenced, e.g. cross sectional and longitudinal studies. But there will also be a need to include the evaluation and review of non-experimental design, such as sample surveys, case reports and expert opinion.