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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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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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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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Rhodes, Igraine; Long, Michelle – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) guidance report is designed to support senior leaders in primary and secondary schools to make better-informed decisions about their behaviour strategies. It includes a number of practical examples of programmes and approaches that should be helpful in schools and classrooms where behaviour is generally…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Best Practices
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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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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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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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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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Sibieta, Luke; Kotecha, Mehul; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is designed to improve the spoken language ability of children during the transition from nursery to primary school. It is targeted at children with relatively poor spoken language skills. Three sessions per week are delivered to groups of two to four children starting in the final term of nursery and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Skills, Young Children, Language Acquisition
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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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Motteram, Gary; Choudry, Sophina; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Hutcheson, Graeme; Barton, Hutcheson – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The ReflectED programme was developed by Rosendale Primary School to improve pupils' metacognition--their ability to think about and manage their own learning. This includes the skills of setting and monitoring goals, assessing progress, and identifying personal strengths and challenges. ReflectED consists of 28, weekly, half-hour lessons, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Thinking Skills
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Hanley, Pam; Slavin, Robert; Elliott, Louise – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS) is a programme that aims to make science lessons in primary schools more practical, creative and challenging. Teachers are trained in a repertoire of strategies that aim to encourage pupils to use higher order thinking skills. For example, pupils are posed 'Big Questions,' such as 'How do you know that the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Fresh Start (FS) is a catch-up literacy intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that pupils are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after completion of the intervention. Pupils are assessed and then grouped according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
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Lloyd, Cheryl; Edovald, Triin; Kiss, Zsolt; Morris, Stephen; Skipp, Amy; Ahmed, Hashim – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Paired Reading is a peer tutoring programme in secondary schools which trains teachers to support and encourage the regular tutoring of Year 7 pupils (aged 11-12 years) by Year 9 pupils (aged 13-14 years). The Paired Reading programme aims to improve pupils' general literacy in addition to speaking and listening skills. This is achieved by pupils…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Peer Teaching
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