Education Endowment Foundation:Evidence reviews

Evidence reviews

EEF commissioned literature reviews investigating specific areas of interest in depth.

The EEF commissions literature reviews to investigate specific areas of interest in greater depth. They give us a solid basis on which to begin our work of identifying, testing, and then scaling those approaches and programmes with the best chance of making a real and enduring difference.

Evidence and resources

Workload review

Understanding the factors that support the recruitment and retention of teachers – workload review
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Evidence and resources

Early language

Identifies priorities for improving practice in the support of children with delays in early language development
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Evidence and resources

Secondary literacy

Three evidence reviews, which informed our Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools guidance report
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Evidence and resources


Improving Level 2 English and maths outcomes for 16 to 18 year olds
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Evidence and resources


Review of the evidence commissioned by the EEF to inform the Improving Secondary Science guidance report
Read more aboutScience

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Review of the evidence commissioned by the EEF to inform the Improving Behaviour in Schools guidance report
Read more aboutBehaviour

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Arts education

Review of the impact of arts education on the cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of school-aged children
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Careers education

Overview of the evidence-base underpinning careers education and its impact on pupils’ skills and outcomes
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Teaching Assistants

How the effective deployment of Teaching Assistants (TAs) can bolster schools’ attempts to close the attainment gap.
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Digital technology (2019)

Review of the evidence commissioned used to inform the Using Digital Technology to Improve Learning guidance report
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Digital technology (2012)

Synthesis of the evidence about the impact of the use of digital technology in schools on children’s attainment
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