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King, Bernardine; Kasim, Adetayo – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Rapid Phonics is a synthetic phonics intervention intended to improve decoding skills and reading fluency. It teaches the relationship of word sounds to their corresponding letter groups in a structured way. In this evaluation, the intervention was delivered across the transition between primary and secondary school to Year 6/7 pupils who had not…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Decoding (Reading)
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Menzies, Victoria; Collyer, Clare; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hewitt, Catherine; Younger, Kirsty; Wiggins, Andy; Torgerson, Carole – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
This is a report of a pilot programme of the SHINE in Secondaries Saturday school transition intervention. The programme aims to improve attainment by focusing on literacy and numeracy and revisiting areas where pupils are struggling through a creative curriculum approach and enrichment opportunities. The Saturday programme is run by teachers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Weekend Programs
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Dockrell, Julie; Marshall, Chloë; Wyse, Dominic – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
"Talk for Writing" is an approach to teaching writing that emphasizes three teaching methods: (1) 'imitation' (where pupils learn texts by heart, so they can discuss and dissect them); (2) 'innovation' (where pupils adapt stories to create their own versions); and (3) 'invention' (where teachers help pupils to create original stories).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Imitation
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Buchanan, Emily; Morrison, Jo; Walker, Matthew; Aston, Helen; Cook, Rose – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one-to-one tuition, predominantly to disadvantaged pupils in schools in challenging communities. The tutors are university students and recent graduates, enabling tuition to be provided at a competitive rate on a not-for-profit basis. This three-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Buchanan, Emily; Worth, Jack; Aston, Helen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one to one tuition to schools. The Trust recruits university students and recent graduates, which enables it to provide tuition at a competitive rate. It predominantly aims to support schools in challenging communities and pupils who are looked-after or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Biggart, Andy; O'Hare, Liam; Miller, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Tutoring with Alphie is a computer-assisted programme that aims to improve the literacy skills of struggling readers. The programme combines elements of collaborative (or 'cooperative') learning, computer-assisted instruction and small group support. Participating pupils are grouped in pairs and follow a series of activities that seek to improve…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Program Evaluation
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This pilot project focused on improving teachers' understanding and use of effective feedback. Participating teachers tried to incorporate feedback into their lessons to help pupils understand their learning goals and become able to develop strategies to reach them. The project employed a cyclical action research design, through which teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response)
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Torgerson, David; Torgerson, Carole; Jefferson, Laura; Buckley, Hannah; Ainsworth, Hannah; Heaps, Clare; Mitchell, Natasha – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Discover Summer School was a four-week programme which aimed to improve the reading and writing skills of children during the summer between Year 6 and Year 7. The programme was targeted at pupils who had been predicted to achieve below Level 4b in English by the end of Key Stage 2. Pupils meeting the eligibility criteria for the study, and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Low Achievement
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Styles, Ben; Stevens, Eleanor; Bradshaw, Sally; Clarkson, Rebecca – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Vocabulary Enrichment Full Programme combined three existing programmes--the Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme (VEIP), Sounds-Write and Literacy Plus--and aimed to improve the reading abilities of pupils in Year 7. VEIP is a structured scheme that teaches children new words and encourages them to use these words in speaking and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Enrichment Activities, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Catch Up® Numeracy is a one to one intervention for learners who are struggling with numeracy. It consists of two 15-minute sessions per week, delivered by teaching assistants (TAs). The approach is based on research indicating that numeracy is not a single skill, but a composite of several component skills that are relatively discrete. The…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This report documents the results of an evaluation of the Future Foundations Society CIC (Future Foundations) academic summer school which took place in August 2013. The Future Foundations summer school programme is a literacy and numeracy catch-up intervention which provided extra schooling in the summer holidays. Pupils attending the four-week…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Summer Schools, Literacy Education
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Maxwell, Bronwen; Connolly, Paul; Demack, Sean; O'Hare, Liam; Stevens, Anna; Clague, Lucy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The "TextNow" Transition Programme, developed by national charity Unitas, is a reading for pleasure literacy programme with one to one sessions with a volunteer coach occurring 20 minutes a day each weekday. This occurs at two time points: in Year Six, the final year of primary school for five weeks in the second half of the summer term;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Coaching (Performance)
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Torgerson, David; Torgerson, Carole; Mitchell, Natasha; Buckley, Hannah; Ainsworth, Hannah; Heaps, Clare; Jefferson, Laura – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Grammar for Writing intervention is a curriculum intervention aimed at improving writing skills by providing contextualised grammar teaching. This evaluation was set up as an effectiveness trial to test the impact of a four-week version of Grammar for Writing, delivered with the developer leading the recruitment and retention of the schools…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Program Evaluation
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Crawford, Claire; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Literacy Intervention Toolkit (LIT) programme aims to improve the reading ability of children in Year 7 who scored below Level 4 at the end of primary school using a method known as reciprocal teaching. Reciprocal teaching methods encourage children to 'become the teacher'. They are taught how to apply four comprehension strategies:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Torgerson, David; Torgerson, Carole; Ainsworth, Hannah; Buckley, Hannah; Heaps, Clare; Hewitt, Catherine; Mitchell, Natasha – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a writing process model in which students are encouraged to plan, draft, edit, and revise their writing. In this evaluation 23 primary schools and their Year 6 teachers in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire were randomly allocated to receive training in the SRSD approach from an external consultant.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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