Setting up an evaluation

This page includes resources designed to help evaluation teams in setting up trials. In May 2016, we published a literature review and guidance on conducting successful Implementation and Process Evaluations, which was conducted by a team from Manchester University and can be found below. 

  1. Updated: 27th May, 2016

    Implementation and Process Evaluation Literature Review

    676 KB pdf - IPE_Review_Final.pdf

    In May 2016, we published a literature review and guidance on conducting successful Implementation and Process Evaluations, which was conducted by a team from Manchester University

  1. Updated: 27th May, 2016

    Implementation and Process Evaluation Guidance

    736 KB pdf - IPE_Guidance_Final.pdf

    This guidance includes key principles of IPE which we recommend that evaluators follow.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Randomised Trials in Education

    389 KB pdf - Randomised_trials_in_education-revised031213.pdf

    This guide by David and Carole Torgersen and Ben Styles gives a thorough introduction to RCTs including design considerations and analysis.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Guidance on EEF Independent Evaluation

    108 KB pdf - Minimum_standards_for_independent_evaluation_FINAL.pdf

    These are the minimum standards for evaluators working with EEF for our independent evaluation covering all aspects of work from design to ethics. This is a must read for all evaluators.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    A guide to EEF set-up meetings

    196 KB pdf - FAQ_Set_up_meetings.pdf

    Some frequently asked questions about EEF set-up meetings.

  1. Updated: 22nd August, 2016

    An example logic model from an EEF set-up meeting.

    185 KB pdf - LogicModel_ICCAMS.pdf

    In each first set-up meeting at EEF a basic logic model is produced so that everyone has a shared understanding of what the intervention and the evaluation is trying to achieve.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Recruitment Guidance

    780 KB pdf - Recruitment_pack_v2.0.docx_FINAL.pdf

    This guidance includes the roles of delivery partners and evaluators in the recruitment and retention process.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Top 10 tips for recruiting and retaining schools

    66 KB pdf - Top_10_tips_for_recruiting_and_retaining_schools.pdf

    A quick guide to the most important things to think about when recruiting schools.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Cost Evaluation Guidance

    165 KB pdf - EEF_guidance_to_evaluators_on_cost_evaluation_2016_revision_FINAL.pdf

    This includes how to plan for collecting cost data and what sort of data to collect.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    EEF Ethics Policy

    233 KB pdf - EEF_Ethics_Policy_2015.pdf

    This document outlines the EEF's and evaluators' responsibilities around ethics

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Analysis Guidance

    566 KB pdf - Analysis_for_EEF_evaluations_REVISED_Dec_2015.pdf

    This guidance provides an essential overview on what to consider when designing your analysis including EEF regulations on what effect size to report.