Writing a protocol

This page contains resources to assist Evaluators in writing evaluation protocols for projects. Also included is information on how the security of findings are rated using the EEF padlocks system. 

  1. Updated: 10th October, 2016

    Efficacy/Effectiveness Protocol Template

    Please ensure you use this template for any efficacy or effectiveness projects.

  1. Updated: 10th October, 2016

    Pilot Protocol Template

    Please ensure you use this template for any pilot projects.

  1. Updated: 10th October, 2016

    Statistical Analysis Plan template

    Please use this new template for the detailed statistical analysis plan due on all projects 9 months before a report is produced. The plan will be reviewed by EEF and a member of our SAP panel and then will be published online.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Padlock ratings - how to classify EEF findings

    This guidance tells you how EEF and peer reviewers will classify the evaluation report at the end of the project and therefore contains information you will need to consider when designing your evaluation.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Intra-cluster coefficients guidance

    224 KB pdf - ICC_2015.pdf

    Please use this table to determine your ICC for your sample size calculations.

  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.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    A comparison between NPD and pre-tests

    195 KB pdf - Pre-testing_paper.pdf

    This paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of carrying out pre-tests.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2016

    Test Database

    This database contains details of literacy, numeracy, combined, science early years and character tests that have been used in EEF projects. It also contains correlation coefficients between different tests.

  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

    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.