A modified rule of highest probability was used to assign parcels to the high-development-potential and high-agricultural-potential groups.(6) Of the 120 parcels that did not change use after sale, 83 were covered by EAZ
. Of these 83 sales, 12 were classified in the high-development-potential group and 60 were classified in the high-agricultural-potential group, and 11 had scores placing them in the marginal group and were not included in the subsequent analysis.
A report by schools watchdog Ofsted earlier this year found EAZs
had failed to become the "test beds of innovative action" envisaged by ministers and had no impact on secondary school standards.
Kel Dennis, who died in May, aged 59, from cancer, was the EAZ
's inspirational music co-ordinator who masterminded the project.
A report, to be released by the education watchdog today, says only a third of schools in the Excellence in Cities (EiC) and Education Action Zones (EAZs
) programmes have managed to cut truancy rates.
Kevin Cantillon, EAZ
co-ordinator at the school, in Deedmore Road, said: "These walls hadn't been painted for at least eight or nine years, so it really brightened up the whole corridor.
Education Action Zones are having a real impact on thousands of pupils, parents and teachers across the city and through ICS's evaluation work with Zones it has been able to measure the benefits of their activities and found not only that EAZs
are raising levels of educational achievement but are also increasing pupil confidence and motivation as well as enhancing family support for learning.
Across the whole school, attendance has improved from 90% to 94%, largely due to the support of the EAZ
's attendance officers and also the work of the EAZ
's social inclusion team has enabled children in danger of permanent exclusion to remain within our school.
Pupils in the area have also made much bigger improvements at Key Stage Two (aged seven-11), according to the EAZ
Annual Report for 2001.
Tahira Karamat, nursery teacher and EAZ
co-ordinator at the school, said: "It was very visual and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it."
Redcar and Cleveland Council's cabinet member for education, Cllr Steve Kay, added: "The EAZ
has delivered lots of excellent initiatives for the children in the Eston area and I'm sure everyone will have a terrific learning experience."
Lyn Pender, from Speke Garston EAZ
, added: "Schools, students and Marriott all benefit."
YEAR 5 pupils from Dingle Granby Toxteth EAZ
attended an Education Day at Goodison Park to celebrate the end of their football coaching programme run by the team from Everton Football Club in the Community.