Weighing up the evidence

Weighing up the evidence

Guest blogger James Turner from The Sutton Trust considers whether the incentives are in place to be serious about evaluation.There is‎ an increasing focus on evidence and evaluation, not just in education but in public policy and the third sector more widely. But the rhetoric here is considerably easier than the reality: that robust evaluations are difficult, that they can produce uncomfortable results which challenge vested interests and – the subject of this blog –…

New £2M fund to find best ways to improve outcomes for EAL pupils

New £2M fund to find best ways to improve outcomes for EAL pupils

Strategies to boost attainment for pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL) will be tested in a new £2m funding round launched today by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy.The new round will award funding to up to five projects…

EEF announces review on evidence on marking

EEF announces review on evidence on marking

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) intends to commission a review of the current evidence on approaches to written marking commonly used in English primary and secondary schools to provide feedback to pupils. The review will assess the costs (primarily related to time) and benefits of a range of…