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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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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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Greaves, Ellen; Sianesi, Barbara; Sibieta, Luke; Amin-Smith, Neil; Callanan, Meg; Hudson, Ruth – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Achieve Together aims to improve pupil outcomes by supporting leadership development and collaboration within schools in disadvantaged areas. The programme was devised and delivered by three education charities: Teach First, Teaching Leaders, and The Future Leaders Trust. Participants on these individual programmes also collaborate on a school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Certificates
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Miller, Sarah; Davison, Jenny; Yohanis, Jamie; Sloan, Seaneen; Gildea, Aideen; Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report presents the findings from an efficacy trial and process evaluation of the Parent Engagement Programme (PEP). The PEP was a school-level intervention designed to improve pupil outcomes by engaging parents in their children's learning. The programme was developed collaboratively by research teams from the University of Bristol and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Wiggins, Meg; Sawtell, Mary; Jerrim, John – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This Learner Response System (LRS) intervention involves the use of electronic handheld devices that allow teachers and pupils to provide immediate feedback during lessons. For example, pupils can respond to a question using the device and responses are immediately visible to the teacher, or they can work through problems on the device at their…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rudd, Peter; Aguilera, Alaidde Berenice Villaneuva; Elliott, Louise; Chambers, Bette – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The MathsFlip intervention aimed to improve the attainment of pupils in Years 5 and 6. The programme, developed by Shireland Collegiate Academy, used a 'flipped learning' approach involving pupils learning core content online, outside of class time, and then participating in activities in class to reinforce their learning. The programme used an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Homework
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Wiggins, Meg; Parrao, Constanza Gonzalez; Austerberry, Helen; Ingold, Anne – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Foreign Language Learning (FLL) programme aimed to improve the English language attainment of Year 3 and 4 pupils through a detailed curriculum of weekly French classes with linked activity in English lessons. The programme, created by the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT), lasted for three half-terms. French classes were 45 minutes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Literacy
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Children's University (CU) aims to improve the aspirations, attainment, and skills of pupils aged 5-14 by providing learning activities beyond the normal school day. This trial focused on pupils in Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11), and activities included after-school clubs, visits to universities, museums, and libraries, and 'social action'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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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Miller, Sarah; Biggart, Andy; Sloan, Seaneen; O'Hare, Liam – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Success for All (SfA) is a whole-school approach to improving literacy in primary schools. Teachers receive training in areas including group learning strategies, phonics, and assessment, and are provided with structured daily lesson plans and teaching materials. There is also support for school leadership in areas such as data management, ability…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
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Patel, Rakhee; Jabin, Nico; Bussard, Loraine; Cartagena, Javiera; Haywood, Sarah; Lumpkin, Michael – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Switch-on is an intensive, targeted literacy intervention that aims to improve the reading skills of pupils who are struggling with literacy. There are two versions of the intervention: Switch-on Reading and Switch-on Reading and Writing. Both involve specially trained Teaching Assistants (TAs) delivering a tailored programme of literacy support…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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McNally, Sandra; Ruiz-Valenzuela, Jenifer; Rolfe, Heather – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Abracadabra (ABRA) is a 20-week online literacy program composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts. Four 15-minute sessions per week are delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to groups of three to five pupils. This report summarizes the findings of a randomized controlled trial assessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Phonics, Reading Programs
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Jerrim, John; Macmillan, Lindsey; Micklewright, John; Sawtell, Mary; Wiggins, Meg – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Chess in Primary Schools is a whole-school approach to teaching primary school children how to play chess. Children take 30 hours of chess lessons delivered by a tutor who is an experienced chess player, and the school is given the option to set up a chess club as a lunchtime or after-school activity. Chess classes are delivered during the school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Games, Competition
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a CPD programme that aims to improve teachers' classroom practice. TEEP training is offered as a whole-school approach by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). All staff in a school received three days of training over a period of two terms. A smaller cohort of teachers, chosen…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
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Torgerson, Carole; Ainsworth, Hannah; Buckley, Hannah; Hampden-Thompson, Gillen; Hewitt, Catherine; Humphry, Deborah; Jefferson, Laura; Mitchell, Natasha; Torgerson, David – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
"Affordable Online Maths Tuition" is a one-to-one tutoring programme where pupils receive maths tuition over the internet from trained maths graduates in India and Sri Lanka. It is delivered by the organisation Third Space Learning (TSL). Tutors and pupils communicate using video calling and a secure virtual classroom. Before each…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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