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Katie Luxton; Bob Pritchard – Education Endowment Foundation, 2023
High quality science teaching builds pupils' curiosity and critical thinking, helping them to develop a coherent understanding of the world around them. Primary science teaching plays a crucial role in shaping pupils' attitudes toward the subject, nurturing participation that can support future pathways into science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Vocabulary, Cognitive Processes
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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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Wheater, Rebecca; Rose, Susan; Ager, Robert; Liht, Jose; Styles, Ben; Twist, Liz – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This is a longitudinal study that follows the youngest school-age children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic over time to understand the long-term impact of the partial school closure on pupils' attainment (reading and maths) and social skills, and on the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. The research,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Academic Achievement
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This guidance report focuses on improving the quality of teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. The decision to focus on these Key Stages was made after an initial consultation period with teachers, academics, and other stakeholders. Schools are seeking advice on adjusting to a new curriculum, and there is also concern about…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development
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Collin, Joe; Smith, Ellen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children's outcomes. Indeed, research tells us that high quality teaching can narrow the disadvantage gap. It is therefore hugely encouraging to see a host of new initiatives and reforms that recognise the importance of teacher quality such as the Early Career Framework and the new National…
Descriptors: Guidance, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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Sims, Sam; Fletcher-Wood, Harry; O'Mara-Eves, Alison; Cottingham, Sarah; Stansfield, Claire; Van Herwegen, Jo; Anders, Jake – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Teachers have an important influence on pupils' academic progress, yet the quality of teaching varies widely. Policymakers, school leaders, and teacher educators therefore face the challenge of designing and commissioning professional development (PD) to help all their teachers become as effective as the best teachers. In the last two decades, a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Program Design, Educational Quality
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Bilton, Caroline; Duff, Aoife – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations that are relevant to all pupils, and particularly to those struggling with their literacy. To develop the recommendations, we reviewed the best available international research and consulted experts to arrive at key principles for effective literacy teaching. This second edition of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Newman, Mark; Kwan, Irene; Schucan Bird, Karen; Hoo, Hui-Teng – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Meta-syntheses have reported positive impacts of feedback for student achievement at different stages of education and have been influential in establishing feedback as an effective strategy to support student learning. However, these syntheses combine studies of a variety of different feedback approaches, combine studies where feedback is one of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Bohling, Kimberly; Tankelevitch, Lev; Vinnitchok, Andriana; Barnard, Matthew; Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Wyse, Dominic – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
The Speech Bubbles (SB) intervention is a Key Stage 1 (KS1) drama and storytelling intervention aimed at supporting children's communication skills, confidence and wellbeing. The intervention was targeted at pupils aged 5-7 in KS1 (Year 1 or Year 2) in primary schools in England, who had been identified by their teachers as having difficulties…
Descriptors: Drama, Story Telling, Intervention, Communication Skills
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Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Wyse, Dominic; Barnard, Matthew; Frerichs, Johanna; Bohling, Kimberly – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
The Craft of Writing (CoW) is an intervention aimed at improving the writing skills, writing self-efficacy and writing creativity (ideation) of primary school pupils by developing teachers as 'writers' and improving their own writing practice and their teaching of writing. This intervention was delivered to Year 5 pupils between June 2018 and July…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Intervention, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy
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Rose, Susan; Badr, Karim; Fletcher, Lydia; Paxman, Tara; Lord, Pippa; Rutt, Simon; Styles, Ben; Twist, Liz – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This study investigated the impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the attainment of pupils in Key Stage 1 in reading and math, and on the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. It explored pupils' attainment compared with pre-pandemic samples, as well as any changes in attainment over the course of the…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Attainment
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Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Wyse, Dominic; Bohling, Kimberly; Sutherland, Alex; Barnard, Matthew; Frerichs, Johanna – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report sets out findings and lessons learned from an ambitious and innovative programme of work funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Arts Council England (ACE) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF). At the core of the ?'Learning About Culture' programme are five school-based randomised controlled…
Descriptors: Art Education, Intervention, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Maxwell, Bronwen; Stevens, Anna; Demack, Sean; Coldwell, Mike; Wolstenholme, Claire; Reaney-Wood, Sarah; Stiell, Bernadette; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)'s mission is to break the link between family income and educational achievement. This is achieved through summarising the best available evidence in plain language, generating new evidence of 'what works' to improve teaching and learning, and supporting teachers and school leaders to use research evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Maxwell, Bronwen; Stiell, Bernadette; Stevens, Anna; Demack, Sean; Coldwell, Mike; Wolstenholme, Claire; Reaney-Wood, Sarah; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
The aim of this review was to support the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), other funders, and developers and deliverers scaling-up interventions by undertaking, for the seven effectiveness trials that had been completed by 2019: (1) a quantitative comparison of effect sizes at the efficiency and effectiveness stages; and (2) a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Demack, Sean; Maxwell, Bronwen; Coldwell, Mike; Stevens, Anna; Wolstenholme, Claire; Reaney-Wood, Sarah; Stiell, Bernadette; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report presents findings from exploratory, descriptive meta-analyses of effect sizes reported by the first 82 EEF evaluations that used a randomised controlled trial (RCT) or clustered RCT impact evaluation design published up to January 2019. The review used a theoretical framework derived from literature with five overarching themes to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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