Lesson Study

Teachers are now well recognised as the most important factor within schools for improving pupil achievement. Lesson Study is one of a large number of projects funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to address educational disadvantage. Lesson Study is aimed at improving the effectiveness of teachers peer observations and structured feedback. The project is delivered by Edge Hill University who are running pilots in schools in 10 local authorities in England.

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

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