There are two main ways in which the WISERD Education Data Lab will be able to support the Wales education sector meet the aims of Education in Wales: our national mission 2017-2021.

The first is to provide sound evidence and allow providers to effectively evaluate their interventions. Through generating high quality insights and analyses we will be able to support a stronger evidence-base for policy makers and practitioners in Wales to make better informed decisions to improve the experiences and outcomes of all learners.

The second is to significantly improve the quality of evidence and debate about educational issues in Wales to directly contribute to a self-improving system. Through our public engagement activities (largely in the form of discussion forums, open access blogs, data visualisations and the use of social media) we aim to provide practitioners and stakeholders with the evidence to help them make better informed decisions about what educational issues need addressing and how best to address these.