Improving Working Memory
NIESR conducted the independent evaluation of the project in collaboration with the Behavioural Insights Team. The evaluation provides evidence that both the WM and WM+ interventions had positive impacts on maths outcomes, with children in the intervention schools making the equivalent of 3 additional months’ progress in maths. The intervention was found to be time intensive, predominantly due to the need for TAs to leave class to deliver sessions, which increased pressure on teachers during lessons and in some cases required schools to source TA cover.
Funded by: The Education Endowment Foundation
Completed: May 2019