The Education Endowment Foundation
Kevan Collins
26th September 2013
info@eefoundation.org.uk
www.educationendowmentfounda...
The EEF mission
To break the link between family background and
educational achievement, ensuring that children from all
b...
The attainment gap over time
Gap 27%
Gap 20%
Gap 18%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
School readiness
at age 5
Attainment
at age...
Achieving our mission:
The EEF strategy
We aim to raise the attainment of children facing
disadvantage by:
• Building the ...
The EEF approach
Synthesise
existing
evidence
Make
grants
Evaluate
projects
From early development to
scale-up
Identification of
promising ‘leads’
‘Product’
development &
trialling
Finding
structure...
Approach to evaluation
A new and robust approach to evaluation in education:
• Independent evaluation
All projects evaluat...
Teaching and Learning Toolkit
The EEF by numbers
55
projects
funded to
date
1,300
schools
participating
in projects
16
independent
evaluation
teams
275,...
For further information:
www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk
info@eefoundation.org.uk
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  • Background – process for deciding the 7 Round 1 grants.More strategic going forwards.Proposing similar strategy to that used by the Institute of Education Science in the US, although less rigid.Provide NEXT piece of evidence.
  • The Education Endowment Foundation

    1. 1. The Education Endowment Foundation Kevan Collins 26th September 2013 info@eefoundation.org.uk www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk
    2. 2. The EEF mission To break the link between family background and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their aspirations and make the most of their talents.
    3. 3. The attainment gap over time Gap 27% Gap 20% Gap 18% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% School readiness at age 5 Attainment at age 11 Attainment at age 16
    4. 4. Achieving our mission: The EEF strategy We aim to raise the attainment of children facing disadvantage by: • Building the evidence for what works in schools by identifying and rigorously evaluating evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning • Sharing the evidence with schools by providing independent and accessible information through the Teaching and Learning Toolkit • Promoting the use of evidence-based practice through our projects, events and resources such as the DIY Evaluation Guide for schools
    5. 5. The EEF approach Synthesise existing evidence Make grants Evaluate projects
    6. 6. From early development to scale-up Identification of promising ‘leads’ ‘Product’ development & trialling Finding structures for roll out Securing widespread adoption and adaptation within ‘margin of fidelity’ Many Projects Few Projects Many Schools Roll-outEvaluationGrant-making Evaluation of impact and cost effectiveness determines which projects pass through the gate Few Schools
    7. 7. Approach to evaluation A new and robust approach to evaluation in education: • Independent evaluation All projects evaluated by a member of our panel of evaluation experts • Common outcome metrics Effect on attainment and cost—so we can compare and contrast between projects • Focus on longitudinal impact All pupils will be tracked using the National Pupil Database
    8. 8. Teaching and Learning Toolkit
    9. 9. The EEF by numbers 55 projects funded to date 1,300 schools participating in projects 16 independent evaluation teams 275,000 pupils involved in EEF projects £200m estimated spend over lifetime of the EEF 3,000 heads presented to since launch
    10. 10. For further information: www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk info@eefoundation.org.uk

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