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Breadmore, Helen L.; Vardy, Emma J.; Cunningham, Anna J.; Kwok, Rose K. W.; Carroll, Julia M. – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Learning to be literate builds upon existing knowledge of the language from speech. Becoming literate then enables children to learn more about language. However, literacy is unlikely to be achieved without explicit and prolonged instruction. This review provides an evidence base for decision-making during literacy education. The authors identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Evidence Based Practice
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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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Sharples, Jonathan; Albers, Bianca; Fraser, Stephen; Kime, Stuart – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Schools are learning organisations. They continuously strive to do better for the children and young people in their charge. In doing so, they try new things, seek to learn from those experiences, and work to adopt and embed the practices that work best. Implementation is a key aspect of what schools do to improve, and yet it is a domain of school…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Change, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Environment
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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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Walker, Matt; Nelson, Julie; Bradshaw, Sally – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This research briefing summarises findings from a nationally representative survey of schools and teachers, which investigated teachers' research use. The survey was designed with reference to the principles adopted in an earlier 2014 study in which the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Education Endowment Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Decision Making, Research Utilization
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
The Early Years (EY) key stage in England comprises the nursery year (ages 3-4) and the reception year (ages 4-5), with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covering children from birth to 5 years old. Planning and completing evaluations in the EY has all the challenges of evaluations in other key stages, plus the constraints of working with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Recruitment, Student Evaluation
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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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Sharples, Jonathan; Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
While the number of teachers in mainstream schools in England has remained relatively steady over the last decade or so, the number of full-time equivalent TAs has more than trebled since 2000: from 79,000 to 243,700. Teaching assistants comprise over a quarter of the workforce in mainstream schools in England: 35% of the primary workforce, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Aides, Preschool Education
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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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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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Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Marks, Rachel; Brown, Margaret – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This document presents a review of evidence commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to inform the guidance document "Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three" (Education Endowment Foundation, 2017). The review draws on a substantial parallel study by the same research team, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Feedback (Response)
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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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Callanan, Meg; Farias, Javiera Cartagena; Hudson, Ruth; Greaves, Ellen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Achieve Together Bournemouth Partnership ("the Partnership") was a pilot collaboration between Teach First, Teaching Leaders, and The Future Leaders Trust. It was a new initiative that aimed to work with primary and secondary schools and the wider community in two socially deprived areas of Bournemouth (Boscombe and West Howe) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Pilot Projects
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