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Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
COVID has potentially reversed a decade of progress in closing the attainment gap. The evidence is clear that disadvantaged students have fallen further behind during the pandemic. This guide is designed as a practical starting point to support school leaders to develop, implement and monitor an evidence-informed approach to their Pupil Premium…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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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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Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
Instability caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) completely transformed teaching and learning in schools. Throughout this time, teachers and school leaders have had to find new ways to conduct lessons, assess learning, and maintain relationships with the children in their care. This guide is designed to support teachers and school leaders…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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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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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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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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Muijs, Daniel; Bokhove, Christian – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
Metacognition and self-regulated learning (SLR) have been advocated by many and have significant support being seen as a potentially effective and low cost way of impacting learning. Fundamentally, the underlying supposition is that metacognition and SRL are important to learning, and thus raise attainment, and various studies have established…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Independent Study, Definitions, Memory
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Axford, Nick; Berry, Vashti; Lloyd, Jenny; Moore, Darren; Rogers, Morwenna; Hurst, Alison; Blockley, Kelly; Durkin, Hannah; Minton, Jacqueline – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) commissioned a team from the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter to conduct: (1) a review of the best available evidence about what schools can do to improve children's learning and attainment via parent engagement, and (2) supplementary research to understand schools' current practices and…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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van Poortvliet, Matthew; Axford, Nick; Lloyd, Jenny – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This EEF guidance report reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers four recommendations to support parental engagement in children's learning. Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children's learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Evidence from our…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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West, Mel; Ainscow, Mel; Wigelsworth, Michael; Troncoso, Patricio – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Challenge the Gap (CtG) is a school collaboration programme designed by Challenge Partners that aims to break the link between disadvantage and attainment. The main components of CtG are: (1) after-school workshops drawing on published research and evidenced practice; (2) focused in-school interventions with a selected cohort of disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Research Reports, Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
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Worth, Jack; Sizmur, Juliet; Walker, Matthew; Bradshaw, Sally; Styles, Ben – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Teacher Observation intervention aimed to improve teacher effectiveness through structured peer observation. Teachers observe and are observed by their peers a number of times over the course of two years. It was delivered by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol. CMPO researchers trained lead…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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Jay, Tim; Willis, Ben; Thomas, Peter; Taylor, Roberta; Moore, Nick; Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Stevens, Anna – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The aim of the intervention was to raise levels of engagement and attainment across English, maths, and science in primary schools by improving the quality of teacher and pupil talk in the classroom. The approach, termed "dialogic teaching", emphasises dialogue through which pupils learn to reason, discuss, argue, and explain in order to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Skill Development
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Davies, Peter; Perry, Tom; Kirkman, John – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
IRIS is designed to improve primary school teachers' use of dialogue and feedback through using video technology for collaborative teacher development with a view to improving academic outcomes for pupils. It is based around a video technology system (IRIS Connect) which enables teachers to record, edit, and comment on teaching and learning. In…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Interpersonal Communication, Feedback (Response), Video Technology
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The intervention evaluated here is one of two "youth social action" projects jointly funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, the U.K. Cabinet Office, the Pears Foundation and the Stone Family Foundation. It was delivered by the Youth United Foundation (YUF) and involved uniformed youth organisations being established in schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Youth Programs
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