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Styles, Ben; Clarkson, Rebecca; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of the Chatterbooks reading scheme. Chatterbooks is an extracurricular reading initiative, developed by the Reading Agency, that aims to increase a child's motivation to read by providing tools and resources…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Reading Programs, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading
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Dorsett, Richard; Rienzo, Cinzia; Rolfe, Heather; Burns, Helen; Robertson, Barbara-Anne; Thorpe, Benjamin; Wall, Kate – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Mind the Gap sought to improve the metacognition and academic attainment of pupils in Year 4. There were two aspects to the intervention. The first involved training teachers in how to embed metacognitive approaches in their work, and how to continue to effectively and strategically involve parents. This training took place over a day and was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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McNally, Sandra – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Hampshire Hundreds project was a local authority-led intervention which brought together lead teachers from Hampshire primary schools to provide them with evidence and support for effective teaching strategies to decrease the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils (aged 9-11) and their peers. The intervention involved a facilitator…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sibieta, Luke; Greaves, Ellen; Sianesi, Barbara – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
'Increasing Pupil Motivation' was designed to improve attainment of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) by providing incentives to increase pupil effort in Year 11. Two schemes for incentivising pupil effort were implemented. The first provided a financial incentive, where pupils were told they had £80 ($110.66) at the beginning…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Exit Examinations, Secondary Education
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Styles, Ben; Clarkson, Rebecca; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Rhythm for Reading is a programme which aims to improve children's reading ability by taking part in rhythm-based exercises such as stamping, clapping and chanting, while reading musical notation. The intervention builds on the evidence of a link between the natural rhythm and phrasing of prose and intuitive reading comprehension. Rhythm for…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a targeted programme that uses a tiered approach to identify the needs of low achieving pupils. The approach begins with whole class teaching (Tier 1), followed by small group tuition (Tier 2) for those who need more attention, and one to one tutoring (Tier 3) for those who do not respond to the small group…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Maxwell, Bronwen; Connolly, Paul; Demack, Sean; O'Hare, Liam; Stevens, Anna; Clague, Lucy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Summer Active Reading Programme aimed to improve reading skills and particularly comprehension by raising children's engagement in, and enjoyment of, reading at the transition from primary school to secondary school. The programme was delivered by Booktrust, an independent charity that aims to change lives through engaging people with reading.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Switch-on Reading is an intensive 10-week literacy intervention. It is delivered on a one to one basis by staff, most commonly teaching assistants, who have been trained in the approach. The purpose of Switch-on is to achieve functional literacy for as many pupils as possible, and so to close the reading achievement gap for vulnerable children…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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Higgins, Steven; Xiao, ZhiMin; Katsipataki, Maria – Education Endowment Foundation, 2012
The aim of this review is to present a synthesis of the evidence from meta-analysis about the impact of the use of digital technology in schools on children's attainment, or more widely the impact of digital technology on academic achievement. It is divided up into three main sections. The first sets out an overview of the wider research into the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Academic Achievement, Educational Research
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