A heartfelt thank you to our pioneer schools

Blog: Helen Drury, Director of Mathematics Mastery

A heartfelt thank you to our pioneer schools

Posted: 10/02/15

The results of our Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) evaluation will be out this Friday, led by researchers from the Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge.

We want to say a huge thank you to our pioneer primary and secondary schools who took part in the trial.  We realise it wasn’t easy at times, with the random allocation, the pre-tests and post-tests, consent forms and surveys.   Their patience and commitment to evidence-based teaching (and to amazing maths lessons) saw us all through – so thank you.

90 primary schools and 50 secondary schools committed to participating in this randomised controlled trial (RCT) – even knowing that they had a 50% chance of being allocated to the control group, with no access to the Mathematics Mastery partnership, curriculum resources or professional development. Thanks to these 140 schools, we’ve been able to make evaluation of impact on pupil learning a top priority for our partnership right from the start.

We’ve always taken a long-term approach to understanding in maths and remain focused on pupils’ life-long achievement in and enjoyment of maths.  However, on an ambitious journey to transform achievement, it’s vital that we evaluate the impact of our work every step of the way. We look forward to the publication of the impact of this very first step, and to carrying out further evaluation of impact (with the EEF and with others) with our partner schools over the coming years.

When they’re released on Friday, you’ll be able to find the EEF report here.

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