The evaluation includes an impact evaluation using a stratified randomised control trial through the attainment of pupils in Key Stage 2 tests, and a process evaluation looking at training and implementation. The process evaluation is aimed at understanding schools' experiences of the programme and identifying factors affecting its successful implementation, with a view to wider roll-out. NIESR is carrying out the process evaluation, while the quantitative evaluation is carried out by Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt at the London School of Economics.
Timescale and funder
The evaluation is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. It began in April 2013 and will be completed in February 2017 when the final report is published.
More information is available about the project on the EEF website project page