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Collin, Joe; Smith, Ellen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children's outcomes. Indeed, research tells us that high quality teaching can narrow the disadvantage gap. It is therefore hugely encouraging to see a host of new initiatives and reforms that recognise the importance of teacher quality such as the Early Career Framework and the new National…
Descriptors: Guidance, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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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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Bilton, Caroline; Duff, Aoife – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations that are relevant to all pupils, and particularly to those struggling with their literacy. To develop the recommendations, we reviewed the best available international research and consulted experts to arrive at key principles for effective literacy teaching. This second edition of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Bilton, Caroline; Tillotson, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This report is part of a series of four guidance reports that the EEF has produced on the theme of language and literacy. It focuses on pupils between the ages of 5 and 7 in Key Stage 1. However, it may also be applicable to older pupils who have fallen behind their peers, or younger pupils who are making rapid progress. Separate reports cover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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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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Wigelsworth, Michael; Verity, Lily; Mason, Carla; Humphrey, Neil; Qualter, Pamela; Troncoso, Patricio – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
The purpose of this report is two-fold: first, to provide an authoritative and critical overview of the current evidence regarding what is currently known about effective social and emotional learning (SEL) and in doing so, second, to examine common strategies and practices typically deployed in evidence-based SEL programmes in detail. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Clark, Amy; Henderson, Peter; Gifford, Sue – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
"Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1" reviews the best available evidence to offer five recommendations for developing the maths skills of 3-7-year olds. Recommendations include integrating maths into different activities throughout the day -- for example, at registration and snack time -- to familiarise children…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Quigley, Alex; Coleman, Robbie – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This guidance report aims to help secondary schools improve literacy in all subject areas. It provides seven recommendations related to reading, writing, talk, vocabulary development and supporting struggling students. Throughout the report, recommendations emphasise the importance of disciplinary literacy. Disciplinary literacy is an approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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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; Clarke, Aleisha; Gross, Jean – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools reviews the best available research to offer school leaders six practical recommendations to support good SEL for all children. It stresses this is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other vulnerable groups, who, on average, have weaker SEL skills at all…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Disadvantaged, Evidence
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Holman, John; Yeomans, Emily – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
The attainment gap in science may not be as well-documented as the gap in English and maths, but it is just as pervasive. Our research has shown that disadvantaged pupils start to fall behind in science in Key Stage 1; the gap only gets wider throughout primary and secondary school and on to A-level. Helping schools to use evidence and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Science Achievement
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This guidance report offers early years professionals seven practical evidence-based recommendations to provide every child--but particularly those from disadvantaged homes--with a high quality and well-rounded grounding in early literacy, language and communication. One recommendation focuses on the importance of high quality interactions between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education
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Quigley, Alex; Muijs, Daniel; Stringer, Eleanor – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
Evidence suggests the use of 'metacognitive strategies' -- which get pupils to think about their own learning -- can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months' progress when used well. However, while the potential impact of these approaches is very high, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, less is known about how to apply them…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Skill Development
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