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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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Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
Schools in England have experienced unprecedented disruptions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There were two periods during which in-person learning was restricted for the majority of pupils: first for 14 weeks in spring 2020; and then for eight weeks in winter 2021. During these periods of partial closure, many pupils experienced some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, 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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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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Coe, Rob; Weidmann, Ben; Coleman, Robbie; Kay, Jon – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures across the UK and many countries across the world, with the majority of pupils in these systems out of school, though supported and taught in various ways. There has been great concern that school closures will lead to slower rates of learning or learning loss, and there is a risk that the negative…
Descriptors: School Closing, Achievement Gap, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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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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Murphy, Richard; Weinhardt, Felix; Wyness, Gill; Rolfe, Heather – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Lesson Study is a popular approach to teacher professional development used widely in Japan. It involves a small group of teachers co-planning a series of lessons based on a shared learning goal for the pupils, with one teacher leading the co-constructed lesson and their colleagues invited to observe pupil learning in the lesson. The team then…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Menzies, Victoria; Kasim, Adetayo; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hewitt, Catherine; Akhter, Nasima; Collyer, Clare; Younger, Kirsty; Wiggins, Andy; Torgerson, Carole – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The "Hallé SHINE on Manchester" (HSoM) programme is a Saturday school educational programme designed to increase the reading and maths attainment, as well as engagement with school, of underachieving and disadvantaged pupils at Key Stage 2. Developed in collaboration between the SHINE Trust and Hallé Orchestra, the intervention provides…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Program Evaluation
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Husain, Fatima; Jabin, Nico; Haywood, Sarah; Kasim, Adetayo; Paylor, Jonathan – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Parent Academy was a series of classes for pupils' parents, designed to improve the English and mathematics attainment of pupils in Years 3 to 6 in English primary schools. Parents were offered the opportunity to participate in 12 Parent Academy classes, 6 on English and 6 on mathematics, delivered fortnightly by tutors with teaching…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Crawford, Claire; Edwards, Amy; Farquharson, Christine; Greaves, Ellen; Trevelyan, Grace; Wallace, Emma; White, Clarissa – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Magic Breakfast project provided 106 schools with support and resources to offer a free, universal, before-school breakfast club, including to all Year 2 and Year 6 pupils. The aim of the project was to improve attainment outcomes by increasing the number of children who ate a healthy breakfast. The schools in the project were schools in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Breakfast Programs, Intervention
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