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Maxwell, Bronwen; Connolly, Paul; Demack, Sean; O'Hare, Liam; Stevens, Anna; Clague, Lucy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The "TextNow" Transition Programme, developed by national charity Unitas, is a reading for pleasure literacy programme with one to one sessions with a volunteer coach occurring 20 minutes a day each weekday. This occurs at two time points: in Year Six, the final year of primary school for five weeks in the second half of the summer term;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Coaching (Performance)
Smithers, Alan – Sutton Trust, 2013
Understanding how well English education performs compared with other countries is a valuable exercise, particularly because the information can help England and other countries learn from successful systems. The most recent international league tables of pupil performance differ considerably. England languishes well down the list in PISA 2009,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Classification