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Rose, Jo; Thomas, Sally; Zhang, Lei; Edwards, Anna; Augero, Andres; Roney, Pooneh – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Research Learning Communities (RLC) was an intervention that aimed to improve teaching quality and learning outcomes by raising teachers' awareness, understanding, and use of educational research in their teaching practice. Two Evidence Champion teachers from each school attended four RLC workshops with peers from up to four other schools.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Teacher Competencies, Educational Research
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Miller, Sarah; Biggart, Andy; Sloan, Seaneen; O'Hare, Liam – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Success for All (SfA) is a whole-school approach to improving literacy in primary schools. Teachers receive training in areas including group learning strategies, phonics, and assessment, and are provided with structured daily lesson plans and teaching materials. There is also support for school leadership in areas such as data management, ability…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
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O'Hare, Liam; Stark, Patrick; McGuinness, Carol; Biggart, Andy; Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report describes the development and pilot evaluation of SMART Spaces. This programme aims to boost GCSE science outcomes by applying the principle that information is more easily learnt when it is repeated multiple times, with time passing between the repetitions. This approach is known as "spaced learning" and is contrasted with a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Repetition, Time Factors (Learning)
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Patel, Rakhee; Jabin, Nico; Bussard, Loraine; Cartagena, Javiera; Haywood, Sarah; Lumpkin, Michael – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Switch-on is an intensive, targeted literacy intervention that aims to improve the reading skills of pupils who are struggling with literacy. There are two versions of the intervention: Switch-on Reading and Switch-on Reading and Writing. Both involve specially trained Teaching Assistants (TAs) delivering a tailored programme of literacy support…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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Higgins, Steve; Martell, Thomas; Waugh, David; Henderson, Peter; Sharples, Jonathan – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report offers seven practical evidence-based recommendations--that are relevant to all pupils, but 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 report is part of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This guidance report focuses on the teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive guide to mathematics teaching. We have made recommendations where there are research findings that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils' learning, and have focused on the questions that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Alexandra Hennessey – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Good Behaviour Game (GBG) is one of the most popular behaviour management systems for primary-aged children. It has an extensive evidence base supporting its use. The GBG itself can be described as an "interdependent group-oriented contingency management procedure." A major efficacy trial of the GBG in England was conducted that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Elementary School Students
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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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Jerrim, John; Macmillan, Lindsey; Micklewright, John; Sawtell, Mary; Wiggins, Meg – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Chess in Primary Schools is a whole-school approach to teaching primary school children how to play chess. Children take 30 hours of chess lessons delivered by a tutor who is an experienced chess player, and the school is given the option to set up a chess club as a lunchtime or after-school activity. Chess classes are delivered during the school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Games, Competition
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Griggs, Julia; Speight, Svetlana; Farias, Javiera Cartagena – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Ashford Teaching Alliance (ATA) Research Champion project ("the programme") was a pilot intervention aimed at developing teaching expertise and practice by promoting the use of educational research in decision-making and teacher practice. The programme ran for one academic year (2014/2015) in five schools within the ATA. Delivery was…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The intervention evaluated here is one of two "youth social action" projects jointly funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, the U.K. Cabinet Office, the Pears Foundation and the Stone Family Foundation. It was delivered by the Youth United Foundation (YUF) and involved uniformed youth organisations being established in schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Youth Programs
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a CPD programme that aims to improve teachers' classroom practice. TEEP training is offered as a whole-school approach by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). All staff in a school received three days of training over a period of two terms. A smaller cohort of teachers, chosen…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
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Torgerson, Carole; Ainsworth, Hannah; Buckley, Hannah; Hampden-Thompson, Gillen; Hewitt, Catherine; Humphry, Deborah; Jefferson, Laura; Mitchell, Natasha; Torgerson, David – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
"Affordable Online Maths Tuition" is a one-to-one tutoring programme where pupils receive maths tuition over the internet from trained maths graduates in India and Sri Lanka. It is delivered by the organisation Third Space Learning (TSL). Tutors and pupils communicate using video calling and a secure virtual classroom. Before each…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Demack, Sean; McCaig, Colin; Wolstenholme, Claire; Stevens, Anna; Fumagalli, Laura – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
ThinkForward is a coaching programme, developed by Impetus Private Equity Foundation, which is designed to support secondary school pupils. ThinkForward is targeted at pupils who have been identified as being at high risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET) following the completion of compulsory education. Coaches are assigned…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Transitional 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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