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Tracey, Louise; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Bonetti, Sara; Nielsen, Dea; D'Apice, Katrina; Compton, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This study aimed to understand the relationship between reception children's experiences of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and their academic achievement and socio-emotional development during their first year at school in September 2020 to July 2021. This was an exploratory study combining parent and school surveys with children's…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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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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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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Ashraf, Bilal; Singh, Akansha; Uwimpuhwe, Germaine; Coolen-Maturi, Tahani; Einbeck, Jochen; Higgins, Steve; Kasim, Adetayo – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This study investigates the impact of Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)-funded trials on pupils eligible for free school meals. Although similar analysis is conducted during each individual evaluation, this report conducts a meta-analysis using data from 88 trials and over half a million pupils to reach conclusions. The report contributes to…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Eligibility, Mathematics Achievement, Literacy
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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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Gu, Qing; Seymour, Kathy; Rea, Simon; Knight, Rupert; Ahn, Miyoung; Sammons, Pam; Kameshwara, Kalyan Kumar; Hodgen, Jeremy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report presents the results of an Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)-funded, independent evaluation designed to investigate the extent to which, and in what ways, Research Schools (RSs) in Opportunity Areas (OAs) had supported schools to enact evidence-based practices in their classrooms. The evidence centred upon the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Wigelsworth, Michael; Eccles, Alice; Mason, Carla; Verity, Lily; Troncoso, Patricio; Qualter, Pamela; Humphrey, Neil – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
The main aim of this report is to present the results of a survey administered to primary school staff in England. The goal of the survey was to increase understanding of how Social and Emotional Learning is viewed and implemented in schools. This survey was administered online during March 2019. All primary schools in England were contacted, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Murphy, Victoria A.; Arndt, Henriette; Baffoe-Djan, Jessica Briggs; Chalmers, Hamish; Macaro, Ernesto; Rose, Heath; Vanderplank, Robert; Woore, Robert – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) commissioned this Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) with a view to understanding what is known from the research literature concerning learning a foreign language (FL) and its impact on students' wider academic outcomes. The key questions addressed examine: (1) the research identifying what approaches to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Attribution Theory
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This rapid evidence assessment aims to summarise the efficacy of remote professional development (PD) approaches to support school leaders and PD providers with decisions they are making about PD provision given social distancing requirements caused by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The review systematically searched for meta-analyses and systematic…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Literature Reviews, Faculty Development, COVID-19
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Walker, Matt; Nelson, Julie; Smith, Robert; Brown, Chris – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This exploratory study was commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (the EEF). The report presents findings on the challenges facing schools in disadvantaged circumstances (characterised by the EEF as 'Priority Schools'). Priority Schools, which include both primary and secondary schools, have a high proportion of pupils eligible for…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Barriers, Achievement Gap, Readiness
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