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Weidmann, Ben; Allen, Rebecca; Bibby, Dave; Coe, Rob; James, Laura; Plaister, Natasha; Thomson, Dave – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
The study uses data from five assessment points for reading and maths. It focuses on a constant sample of students, all of whom completed a Rising Stars assessment in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study also administered three teacher surveys: the first focused on the initial period of lockdown, the second focused on the autumn 2020…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Achievement Gap, School Closing
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Clark, Amy; Henderson, Peter; Gifford, Sue – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
"Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1" reviews the best available evidence to offer five recommendations for developing the maths skills of 3-7-year olds. Recommendations include integrating maths into different activities throughout the day -- for example, at registration and snack time -- to familiarise children…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Hodgen, Jeremy; Barclay, Nancy; Foster, Colin; Gilmore, Camila; Marks, Rachel; Simms, Victoria – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This document presents a review of evidence commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to inform the writing of the guidance report "Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage One" (ED612298). The review aimed to synthesise the best available international evidence regarding teaching and learning of mathematics for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sharples, Jonathan; Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
While the number of teachers in mainstream schools in England has remained relatively steady over the last decade or so, the number of full-time equivalent TAs has more than trebled since 2000: from 79,000 to 243,700. Teaching assistants comprise over a quarter of the workforce in mainstream schools in England: 35% of the primary workforce, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Aides, Preschool Education
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This guidance report offers early years professionals seven practical evidence-based recommendations to provide every child--but particularly those from disadvantaged homes--with a high quality and well-rounded grounding in early literacy, language and communication. One recommendation focuses on the importance of high quality interactions between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education
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Alexandra Hennessey – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Good Behaviour Game (GBG) is one of the most popular behaviour management systems for primary-aged children. It has an extensive evidence base supporting its use. The GBG itself can be described as an "interdependent group-oriented contingency management procedure." A major efficacy trial of the GBG in England was conducted that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Elementary School Students