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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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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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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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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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Cullen, Mairi Ann; Lindsay, Geoff; Hastings, Richard; Denne, Louise; Stanford, Catherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This 'best available evidence' review was commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in 2019 to inform the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Guidance document (EEF, 2020). This review was commissioned explicitly as a broad overview of evidence across a range of topics, with the intention that the EEF might then…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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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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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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Moore, Darren; Benham-Clarke, Simon; Kenchington, Ralphy; Boyle, Chris; Ford, Tamsin; Hayes, Rachel; Rogers, Morwenna – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This evidence review synthesises the best available international evidence regarding approaches to behaviour in schools to: (1) Produce an overarching model or framework explaining why school pupils may misbehave (Review 1); (2) Review the effectiveness of classroom-based approaches to behaviour trialled in robust research studies (Review 2); and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Best Practices
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Baye, Ariane; Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Inns, Amanda; Haslam, Jonathan – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Recent initiatives in the UK and the US have added greatly to the amount and quality of research on the effectiveness of secondary reading programmes, especially programmes for struggling readers. This review of the experimental research on secondary reading programmes focuses on 69 studies that used random assignment (n=62) or high-quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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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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Mann, Anthony; Rehill, Jordan; Kashefpakdel, Elnaz T. – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This study, commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is designed to review current evidence on the most effective ways in which employers can support schools to improve pupil educational and economic outcomes. It is a study in three parts. It aims, first, to conceptualise employer engagement in education as a strategic tool,…
Descriptors: Employers, School Business Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Humphrey, Neil; Hennessey, Alexandra; Ashworth, Emma; Frearson, Kirsty; Black, Louise; Petersen, Kim; Wo, Lawrence; Panayiotou, Margarita; Lendrum, Ann; Wigelsworth, Michael; Birchinall, Liz; Squires, Garry; Pampaka, Maria – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
The Good Behaviour Game (GBG) is a universal behaviour management intervention that aims to to improve pupil behaviour with the following core elements: classroom rules, team membership, monitoring of behaviour, and positive reinforcement (rewards). While it is primarily used with children in primary schools, it can also be implemented in early…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Games
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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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Murphy, David; Oliver, Mary; Pourhabib, Sanam; Adkins, Michael; Hodgen, Jeremy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report examines the range of factors that might influence the decision by social care professionals on the use of boarding schools as an intervention option for Children in Need (CiN) or children on a Child Protection Plan (CPP). Attempts to conduct a randomised controlled trial (RCT) failed to recruit participants. Initially, failure to…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Caseworkers, Social Work, Intervention
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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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