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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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Bilton, Caroline; Tillotson, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This report is part of a series of four guidance reports that the EEF has produced on the theme of language and literacy. It focuses on pupils between the ages of 5 and 7 in Key Stage 1. However, it may also be applicable to older pupils who have fallen behind their peers, or younger pupils who are making rapid progress. Separate reports cover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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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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Stringer, Eleanor; Lewin, Cathy; Coleman, Robbie – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This EEF guidance report is designed to support senior leaders and teachers to make better informed decisions based on the best available evidence we currently have. It includes a number of practical examples of technology being used in ways which support improved teaching (e.g., by increasing the accuracy of teacher assessment) or improve pupil…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Student Improvement
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Rhodes, Igraine; Long, Michelle – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) guidance report is designed to support senior leaders in primary and secondary schools to make better-informed decisions about their behaviour strategies. It includes a number of practical examples of programmes and approaches that should be helpful in schools and classrooms where behaviour is generally…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Best Practices
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Quigley, Alex; Coleman, Robbie – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This guidance report aims to help secondary schools improve literacy in all subject areas. It provides seven recommendations related to reading, writing, talk, vocabulary development and supporting struggling students. Throughout the report, recommendations emphasise the importance of disciplinary literacy. Disciplinary literacy is an approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Sharples, Jonathan; Albers, Bianca; Fraser, Stephen; Kime, Stuart – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Schools are learning organisations. They continuously strive to do better for the children and young people in their charge. In doing so, they try new things, seek to learn from those experiences, and work to adopt and embed the practices that work best. Implementation is a key aspect of what schools do to improve, and yet it is a domain of school…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Change, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Environment
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van Poortvliet, Matthew; Clarke, Aleisha; Gross, Jean – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools reviews the best available research to offer school leaders six practical recommendations to support good SEL for all children. It stresses this is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other vulnerable groups, who, on average, have weaker SEL skills at all…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Disadvantaged, Evidence
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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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Quigley, Alex; Muijs, Daniel; Stringer, Eleanor – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
Evidence suggests the use of 'metacognitive strategies' -- which get pupils to think about their own learning -- can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months' progress when used well. However, while the potential impact of these approaches is very high, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, less is known about how to apply them…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Skill Development
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Higgins, Steve; Martell, Thomas; Waugh, David; Henderson, Peter; Sharples, Jonathan – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report offers seven practical evidence-based recommendations--that are relevant to all pupils, but 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 report is part of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This guidance report focuses on the teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive guide to mathematics teaching. We have made recommendations where there are research findings that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils' learning, and have focused on the questions that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction