1stClass@Number

An intensive 10-week numeracy intervention delivered by teaching assistants

Edge Hill University Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

Accelerated Reader

A web-based programme that encourages children to read for pleasure.

Broadgreen High School,… Pilot Study Completed Completed

Accelerated Reader (Effectiveness Trial)

Testing the impact of a web-based programme that encourages reading for pleasure and helps track progress

NFER and Renaissance… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Achieve Together

A whole-school approach to attract, retain and develop excellent teachers.

Teach First, Teaching… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Act, Sing, Play

Testing the link between music instruction and academic attainment.

Creative Futures UK Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Affordable Individual and Small Group Tuition: Primary

Low-cost tuition delivered by trained university students and graduates.

The Tutor Trust Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Affordable Individual and Small Group Tuition: Secondary

Low-cost tuition delivered by trained university students and graduates.

The Tutor Trust Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Affordable Maths Tuition

Testing the impact of online maths tutoring.

NESTA Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Anglican Schools Partnership Effective Feedback

An action research approach to improving teachers' feedback.

Anglican Schools Partnership,… Pilot Study Completed Completed

Best Practice in Grouping Students

Best practice in setting and mixed ability teaching

King’s College… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Boarding for ‘in need’ children

Testing the impact of boarding school on children assessed as ‘in need’ by social services.

Buttle UK Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Butterfly Phonics

Testing the impact of an out-of-school-hours phonics programme.

Real Action Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Catch Up Literacy

A literacy intervention delivered by trained teaching assistants.

Catch Up Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Catch Up Literacy (Effectiveness Trial)

Testing a one-to-one tailored support for Key Stage 2 pupils struggling with literacy

Catch Up Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Catch Up Numeracy

A one to one numeracy intervention delivered by teaching assistants.

Catch Up Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Catch Up Numeracy 2015

One-to-one tailored support delivered by teaching assistants for Key Stage 2 pupils struggling with numeracy

Catch Up Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

Challenge the Gap

A school-to-school approach to narrowing the gap.

Challenge Partners Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Changing Mindset 2015

Testing whether teacher-led sessions can encourage pupils to adopt a “growth mindset”

University of Portsmouth Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

Changing Mindsets

An intervention which aims to improve attainment by developing a growth mindset in pupils.

Portsmouth University Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Chatterbooks

Testing the impact of two library-based approaches which encourage children to read for pleasure.

Coventry University and… Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Chess in Primary Schools

Testing the impact of learning chess on educational attainment.

Chess in Primary… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Cornwall College - RETAIN

A year-long CPD course for early career teachers

The Cornwall College… Pilot In Progress In Progress

Developing Healthy Minds in Teenagers

Testing the link between non-cognitive skills and academic achievement.

How to Thrive… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Discover Summer School

A creative writing summer programme for children during the transition to secondary school.

Discover Children’s… Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Embedding Formative Assessment

A project to test a professional development pack, which enables schools to embed formative assessment practices.

SSAT Randomised controlled trial In Progress In Progress

Engage in Education

Testing the impact of behavioural support on pupils at risk of exclusion.

Catch 22 Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Engaging the Brain’s Reward System

Testing the impact of game-based rewards in secondary school science classes.

University of Bristol Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Evidence for the Frontline

Developing and piloting an evidence brokerage service for schools

Sandringham School, Institute… Pilot In Progress In Progress

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

Testing a parental engagement programme that has a strong international reputation

Save the Children Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

Fit to Study

A programme to optimise the benefit of PE for brain function.

University of Oxford Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Flipped Learning

Pupils undertake some learning prior to lessons, freeing up class time for feedback and personalised support.

Shirelands Collegiate Academy Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Foreign Language Learning in Primary School

Testing the link between a structured foreign language learning approach and literacy development.

CfBT Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Fresh Start

A popular phonics programme for pupils in Years 5 - 8

Harlow Education Consortium,… Pilot Study Completed Completed

FRIENDS

A 10-week programme based on cognitive behavioural principles that aims to reduce anxiety.

Project Salus Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Future Foundations Summer School

A four-week academic summer school for Year 5 and 6 pupils.

Future Foundations Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Graduate Coaching Programme

Testing the impact of a one to one academic coaching programme.

Perry Beeches Academy Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Grammar for Writing

A literacy intervention for Year 6 pupils.

University of Exeter Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Grammar for Writing (Effectiveness Trial)

Testing a programme of CPD and materials for primary teachers to improve pupils’ writing by increasing their effective use of grammar.

Exeter University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

GraphoGame Rime

Testing a computer programme designed to improve pupils’ literacy through teaching phonics via “rhyme analogy”

University of Cambridge Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Hampshire Hundreds

Developing and implementing effective teaching strategies in Hampshire.

Hampshire County Council Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Improving Numeracy and Literacy in Key Stage 1

A joint project testing two interventions: ‘Mathematics and Reasoning’ and ‘Literacy and Morphemes.'

University of Oxford Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Improving Talk for Teaching and Learning

Improving children’s learning through dialogic teaching.

Cambridge Primary Review… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Improving Working Memory

A small group intervention delivered by Teaching Assistants to improve working memory.

Oxford University Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Inclusive Behavioural Programme

A whole-school approach to improving behaviour and reducing bullying.

Institute of Education… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures (ICCAMS)

Testing a programme to increase mathematical competence and confidence at Key Stage 3.

University of Nottingham… Randomised Controlled Trial In Progress In Progress

Increasing Pupil Motivation

A programme which aims to increase pupil effort in Key Stage 4.

University of Bristol Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Learner Response System

Testing the impact of hand-held devices on improving classroom feedback and pupil attainment.

Edge Hill University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Learning Counterintuitive Concepts

A project to develop and test software that improves pupils’ ability to “inhibit” irrelevant prior knowledge when learning new concepts.

Learning Counterintuitive Concepts Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

Lesson Study

A collaborative professional development programme that originated in Japan.

Edge Hill University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Let’s Think Secondary Science

Testing a cognitive development programme for science.

Let’s Think… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

LIT Programme

A programme which aims to improve the reading comprehension of struggling Year 7 pupils.

The Learning Trust Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Magic Breakfast

Evaluating the effectiveness of school breakfast provision

Magic Breakfast Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Mathematical Reasoning

A whole class programme to teach the logical principles that form the basis of mathematical reasoning

Oxford University and… NIESR In Progress In Progress

Mathematics Mastery

An approach to teaching mathematics developed in Singapore.

ARK Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Maths Champions

Supporting nursery staff to develop children’s early numeracy

National Day Nurseries… Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Maths Counts

One-to-one support to improve skills and confidence in maths.

Mead Community Primary… Randomised Controlled Trial In Progress In Progress

Mind the Gap

A project which aims to give parents the skills to effectively support their child’s learning.

Campaign for Learning Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Testing an approach to improving the oral language skills of young children

University College London… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Online Reading Support

An online reading programme for early literacy.

Coventry University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Oracy Curriculum, Culture and Assessment Toolkit

Developing a new pedagogy and curriculum focused on oral language skills.

School21 and Cambridge… Pilot Study Completed Completed

Parenting Academy

A programme which equips parents with the skills to support their children to learn.

Chicago University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Peer Tutoring in Secondary Schools

A paired reading programme for pupils in Years 7 and 9.

North Tyneside Council Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Philosophy for Children

A programme that aims to develop children’s social skills and cognitive ability.

SAPERE Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Physically Active Lessons

Testing the impact of short bursts of physical activity on academic outcomes.

Bristol University Pilot Study Completed Completed

Positive Action

Testing the feasibility of a social and emotional learning programme

Lady Joanna Thornhill… Pilot In Progress In Progress

Powerful Learning Conversations

Developing and testing a programme that applies the feedback practices used in sport to other subjects

Youth Sport Trust Pilot Study In Progress In Progress

Project-Based Learning

Testing the impact of project-based learning in secondary schools.

The Innovation Unit Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies

A programme which aims to improve pupils' emotional intelligence, social skills and self-control.

PAThS Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Quest

Collaborative learning in literacy at transition.

Success for All Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Rapid Phonics

A phonics programme for older readers.

Norfolk Council Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

REACH

A phonics and comprehension programme for readers in Year 7.

University College London Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Read, Write, Inc and Fresh Start

Testing the impact of a systematic and rigorous phonics programme on early readers and also those that have fallen behind at the end of Key Stage 2.

Queen's University Belfast… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

ReflectED Meta-cognition

An approach to improving learning skills using digital technology.

Rosendale Primary School Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Research Champions

Testing whether a “research champion” working across 6 schools to improve the awareness and use of evidence in the classroom is a feasible model.

Ashford Teaching Alliance Pilot In Progress In Progress

Research into Practice - Evidence-informed CPD in Rochdale

A CPD Teacher Leader working across a network of 11 primary schools to increase the use and understanding of evidence-based interventions.

Rochdale Inspirational Professional… PIlot In Progress In Progress

Research Learning Communities

Opinion leaders promoting evidence use in their schools.

Institute of Education Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Response to Intervention

A targeted programme of support for low achieving pupils.

CUREE and AfA… Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Rhythm for Reading

Rhythm-based exercises to improve literacy.

Adamsrill Primary School Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Scratch Programming

Testing the impact of high quality computer programming lessons on attainment in maths.

Institute of Education Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Shared Maths

A peer tutoring programme in which older primary school pupils tutor younger pupils in mathematics.

Durham University Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

SHINE in Secondaries

Saturday schools for struggling readers in Year 7.

SHINE Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

SHINE on Manchester

A Saturday school programme for primary school pupils who are falling behind.

SHINE Trust Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Spaced Learning

A teaching approach where content is intensively taught multiple times with breaks in between.

Hallam Teaching School… Pilot In Progress In Progress

SPOKES

Giving parents the skills they need to help their children learn to read.

Plymouth Parent Partnership Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Success for All

A training and support package for primary schools that aims to improve pupils’ reading ability.

Success for All… Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Summer Active Reading Programme

A programme which provides reading material, events and support over the summer holidays.

Book Trust Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Switch-on - Effectiveness Trial

An intensive one-to-one, daily, 10-week literacy intervention.

Nottinghamshire Local Authority Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Switch-on Reading

An intensive 10-week literacy intervention.

Nottinghamshire County Council Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Talk for Literacy

Testing the impact of three speaking and listening interventions on literacy.

Greenford High School Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Talk for Writing

Testing a programme which aims to improve pupils’ writing skills.

Primary Writing Project Pilot Study Completed Completed

Talk of the Town

A school-wide approach to improving speech, language and communication support.

The Communications Trust Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme

A whole-school training programme to help teachers in challenging schools become more effective.

SSAT Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Teacher Observation

Test the impact of structured, peer observation on teachers’ effectiveness.

University of Bristol Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

Teensleep

Testing the impact of later start times and a sleep education programme on pupil attainment.

University of Oxford Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Texting Parents

Using text message prompts to improve parental engagement and pupil attainment.

Bristol University and… Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

TextNow Transition

Testing the impact of a volunteer-led one to one reading programme.

Unitas Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

The Good Behaviour Game

Testing the impact of an intervention to improve behaviour in primary education

Mentor UK Efficacy In Progress In Progress

The Literacy Octopus: Communicating and Engaging with Research

A large multi-arm randomised controlled trial, investigating a range of different methods of communicating research to schools and engaging them in research evidence.

Institute for Effective… Effectiveness In Progress In Progress

The RISE Project: Evidence-informed school improvement

Research leads Improving Students' Education (RISE) project will work through a structured school improvement process, involving external research and evaluation.

Huntington School Efficacy Trial In Progress In Progress

The Visible Classroom

Using transcripts of classes to promote effective teacher practices.

University of Melbourne Pilot Study Completed Completed

The Visible Classroom 2015

Providing teachers with word-for-word transcripts and personalised analysis, specifically focusing on their “teacher talk” and classroom practice

The University of… Efficacy In Progress In Progress

Think Forward

Testing the impact of one to one coaching for at-risk 14-16 year olds.

Private Equity Foundation Pilot Study In Progress In Progress

Thinking, Doing, Talking Science

A new approach to teaching science in primary schools.

Science Oxford Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (Effectiveness Trial)

Testing the impact of a programme that aims to make primary science more practical, creative and conceptually challenging

The Oxford Trust Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Tutor Trust (Effectiveness Trial)

Affordable one-to-one and small group tuition in maths and English

Tutor Trust Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Tutoring with Alphie

Computer-based literacy tutoring at transition.

Success for All Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Units of Sound

A computer-based phonics programme for Year 7 pupils who are struggling with reading.

Dyslexia Action Effectiveness Trial Completed Completed

Using Self-Regulation to Improve Writing

A programme which aims to improve pupils’ writing by promoting self-regulation.

Calderdale Excellence Partnership Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Using Self-Regulation to Improve Writing - An Effectiveness Trial

A £750,000 grant to test the impact of a programme previously trialled in an EEF efficacy trial, with positive results.

Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Video observation and coaching

Piloting an approach to using video observation and coaching in teacher development.

Whole Education and… Pilot In Progress In Progress

Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention

Testing the impact of a vocabulary intervention on reading comprehension.

Bolton Council Efficacy Trial Completed Completed

Voice 21

An oracy framework that helps students develop their speaking and listening skills.

The 21 Trust Pilot In Progress In Progress

Word and World Reading Programme

A programme which aims to boost academic attainment by building 'core knowledge'.

The Curriculum Centre Pilot Study Completed Completed

Writing about Values

Testing the impact of very short exercises designed to improve outcomes for underperforming groups

University of Sussex Efficacy trial In Progress In Progress

Youth Social Action: Primary Trial

Testing the impact of social action on young people’s engagement and attainment at school.

Children’s University Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Youth Social Action: Secondary Trial

Testing the impact of social action on young people’s engagement and attainment.

Youth United Foundation Effectiveness Trial In Progress In Progress

Zippy’s Friends

Testing the impact of a teacher-led, story-based programme designed to improve primary school children’s coping skills

Partnership for Children Efficacy In Progress In Progress