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.

Education evidence

Workload review

Understanding the factors that support the recruitment and retention of teachers – workload review
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Education evidence

Early language

Identifies priorities for improving practice in the support of children with delays in early language development
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Education evidence

Secondary literacy

Three evidence reviews, which informed our Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools guidance report
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Education evidence


Improving Level 2 English and maths outcomes for 16 to 18 year olds
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Education evidence


Review of the evidence commissioned by the EEF to inform the Improving Secondary Science guidance report
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Education evidence


Review of the evidence commissioned by the EEF to inform the Improving Behaviour in Schools guidance report
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Education evidence

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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