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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Children's University (CU) aims to improve the aspirations, attainment, and skills of pupils aged 5-14 by providing learning activities beyond the normal school day. This trial focused on pupils in Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11), and activities included after-school clubs, visits to universities, museums, and libraries, and 'social action'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The intervention evaluated here is one of two "youth social action" projects jointly funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, the U.K. Cabinet Office, the Pears Foundation and the Stone Family Foundation. It was delivered by the Youth United Foundation (YUF) and involved uniformed youth organisations being established in schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Youth Programs
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a whole-group reading management and monitoring program that aims to foster the habit of independent reading among primary and early secondary age pupils. The internet-based software initially screens pupils according to their reading levels, and suggests books that match their reading age and reading interest. Pupils…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Word and World Reading programme aimed to improve the reading comprehension and wider literacy skills of children aged 7-9 from low income families. The programme focused on improving the vocabulary and background knowledge (sometimes labelled "core knowledge") of pupils, through the use of specially designed "knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Fresh Start (FS) is a catch-up literacy intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that pupils are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after completion of the intervention. Pupils are assessed and then grouped according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to teaching in which students participate in group dialogues focused on philosophical issues. Dialogues are prompted by a stimulus (for example, a story or a video) and are based around a concept such as 'truth,' 'fairness' or 'bullying.' The aim of P4C is to help children become more willing and able…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Group Discussion, Dialogs (Language), Teaching Methods
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This pilot project focused on improving teachers' understanding and use of effective feedback. Participating teachers tried to incorporate feedback into their lessons to help pupils understand their learning goals and become able to develop strategies to reach them. The project employed a cyclical action research design, through which teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response)
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This report documents the results of an evaluation of the Future Foundations Society CIC (Future Foundations) academic summer school which took place in August 2013. The Future Foundations summer school programme is a literacy and numeracy catch-up intervention which provided extra schooling in the summer holidays. Pupils attending the four-week…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Summer Schools, Literacy Education
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a targeted programme that uses a tiered approach to identify the needs of low achieving pupils. The approach begins with whole class teaching (Tier 1), followed by small group tuition (Tier 2) for those who need more attention, and one to one tutoring (Tier 3) for those who do not respond to the small group…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Switch-on Reading is an intensive 10-week literacy intervention. It is delivered on a one to one basis by staff, most commonly teaching assistants, who have been trained in the approach. The purpose of Switch-on is to achieve functional literacy for as many pupils as possible, and so to close the reading achievement gap for vulnerable children…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Achievement