We are delighted to announce that the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has agreed to support SSAT with scaling up the Embedding Formative Assessment programme in schools throughout England.
The programme, which runs across two academic years, embeds formative assessment in classrooms and across entire schools through changing teachers’ habits and behaviours and improves teacher and pupil feedback. SSAT has developed the programme in collaboration with Professor Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy.
The EEF previously funded an effectiveness trial of Embedding Formative Assessment. The results of this trial, published in February 2019, showed that learners made the equivalent of two additional months’ progress in their Attainment 8 GCSE score and pupils in the lowest third for prior attainment made more progress than their classmates in the top third.
Corinne Settle, Senior Education Lead at SSAT who leads on the Embedding Formative Assessment programme, said: The Embedding Formative Assessment programme is the first large scale randomised control trial to show an impact on GCSE outcomes in two years. I am absolutely delighted that we have been awarded the EEF grant to support our work in reaching and supporting more schools to share this success. Through feedback from the initial trial we have been able to refine the support we provide to schools to implement the programme even more effectively receiving 100% excellent feedback.