the good news
Our research is showing that timely practice does significantly increase the attainment of low attaining learners.
- Lesley Goddard has gained the evidence aware EdWard for the research proposal
Whole class teaching (Goddard 2020)
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- The 3 year trial involved classes from 2 consecutive years,
- The trial covered each the 2 year period of their GCSE course.
- Learners from the lowest attaining set close the learning gap.
- In many cases learners over take their peers in the set above within a year.
- The trials were for a half term (6 to 8 weeks)
- The groups were the lowest attaining maths learners in year 7, 8
- Learners retain many times the new learning in intervention v regular maths lessons
- Groups of 5 to 9 learners in intervention versus 19 to 22 in maths lessons
not so good news
A valid criticism of our research is the small sample size.
our problem, which became an opportunity
We had a few problems, lockdown and an upgrade to our data base, but we decided to use this as an opportunity to upgrade timely practice to
- be able to be used in more situations e.g. alternative provision, small group intervention etc
- be able to be used by teachers and teaching assistants who are not maths specialists,
- be quicker to begin to use,
- be able to compare progress with classes/ parts of the year where the same class, with the same teacher teaches with/without timely practice.
help us collect more data
We still offering free trials in the academic year 2022-23 in exchange for comparative data for the following categories:-
- a shorter term trial comparing retained learning gain with business as usual lessons (for 3 to 6 weeks) and timely practice (for the same duration)
- assessing current learning in the topics to be taught,
- teaching some units using the school's existing teaching and assessment regimen,
- teaching other units as advised by timely practice, and using timely practice to schedule regular retrieval practice,
- assessing the retained learning at least 6 weeks after the last teaching/school's regular assessment of the units of the trial, to calculate the retained learning gain
- a GCSE retake trial - comparing grade grain with past cohorts and current cohort