Education Endowment Foundation:Switch-on Reading (re-grant)

Switch-on Reading (re-grant)

Nottinghamshire County Council
Implementation costThe cost estimates in the Toolkits are based on the average cost of delivering the intervention.
Evidence strengthThis rating provides an overall estimate of the robustness of the evidence, to help support professional decision-making in schools.
Impact (months)The impact measure shows the number of additional months of progress made, on average, by children and young people who received the intervention, compared to similar children and young people who did not.
Project info

Independent Evaluator

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An intensive one-to-one, daily, 10-week literacy intervention.
Schools: 184 Grant: £670,000
Duration: 9 month(s) Type of Trial: Effectiveness Trial
Completed July 2016

Switch-on Reading is an intensive 10-week literacy intervention. It is delivered on a one to one basis by staff, most commonly teaching assistants, who have been trained in the approach. The purpose of Switch-on is to achieve functional literacy for as many pupils as possible, and so to close the reading achievement gap for vulnerable children working below age-expected levels. It is inspired by the well-established intervention Reading Recovery, which is teacher led and delivered over a 12 – 20 week period.

ImpactThe size of the difference between pupils in this trial and other pupils
SecurityHow confident are we in this result?
Switch-on vs. control
Months' progress
Effect size 0
Switch-on vs. control FSM
Months' progress
(Effect size 0.03)