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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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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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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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Collin, Joe; Quigley, Alex – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
All school leaders understand the importance of providing meaningful feedback. Done well, it supports pupil progress, building learning, addressing misunderstandings, and thereby closing the gap between where a pupil is and where the teacher wants them to be. However, not all feedback has positive effects. Done badly, feedback can even harm…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality
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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 document summarises key findings from the quantitative strands of a review of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) evaluations that had reported from the establishment of EEF in 2011 up to January 2019. The quantitative strands summarised include meta-analyses of effect sizes reported for attainment outcomes and descriptive analyses of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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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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Davies, Kath; Henderson, Peter – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) have the greatest need for excellent teaching and are entitled to provision that supports achievement at, and enjoyment of, school. The attainment gap between pupils with SEND and their peers is twice as big as the gap between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers.…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Walker, Matt; Nelson, Julie; Bradshaw, Sally – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This research briefing summarises findings from a nationally representative survey of schools and teachers, which investigated teachers' research use. The survey was designed with reference to the principles adopted in an earlier 2014 study in which the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Education Endowment Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Decision Making, Research Utilization
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
The Early Years (EY) key stage in England comprises the nursery year (ages 3-4) and the reception year (ages 4-5), with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covering children from birth to 5 years old. Planning and completing evaluations in the EY has all the challenges of evaluations in other key stages, plus the constraints of working with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Recruitment, Student Evaluation
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Holman, John; Yeomans, Emily – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
The attainment gap in science may not be as well-documented as the gap in English and maths, but it is just as pervasive. Our research has shown that disadvantaged pupils start to fall behind in science in Key Stage 1; the gap only gets wider throughout primary and secondary school and on to A-level. Helping schools to use evidence and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Science Achievement
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