Research, Development and Evaluation Unit
While a large part of our work revolves around training, we also have a growing presence in research, development and evaluation.
We have already worked on a number of bespoke projects, with schools and organisations of all shapes and sizes, and more information about these services is coming soon.
With their open, frank and enthusiastic demeanor, and their substantive, purposeful and clear explanations, the Evidence Based Education team has been able to move our institution forward by deepening our understanding of the ways in which assessment and data can be used to improve student learning. These are truly dedicated and passionate educators who speak to the concerns and needs of classroom instructors as well as leadership teams. In a world that increasingly demands rigorous analysis of student results, there is no team better able to assist schools in effectively undertaking that work while focusing on what is essential - the student experience in the classroom and the professional integrity of teachers. At Ecolint, we now consider our relationship with Evidence Based Education to be a given, as we look to new ways to innovate and build upon our highly fruitful connection.
Evidence Based Education was an indispensable part of our project team, be it supporting school leaders to undertake ‘best bet’ interventions, or helping teachers improve their pedagogy and impact by accessing the best of educational research. With a breadth of expertise in educational research, ‘best bet’ interventions, assessment and evaluation, EBE is an ideal candidate to support school improvement, and one which I would unreservedly recommend to you.
The EBE Team, led by Stuart Kime, has played an invaluable role in the establishment of the Research School network. Their background, working in both research and practice, has enabled them to provide first-rate support to Research Schools across the country in understanding the value of evidence in school improvement. The EEF first contracted Stuart in 2013 to help develop tools and resources to support school leaders in conducting evaluations. Since then, both he and EBE have acted as developer, consultant and training provider for the EEF and Research Schools network, delivering exemplary support and expertise.
Other training and support
Quality assessment practice is a tool for learning. From more reliable assessment information can come better decisions, more refined judgements, and better outcomes.
Our Assessment Lead Programme, and the in-person and residential training options are perfect for schools and colleges wanting to improve assessment practice across a whole body of staff – ALP has been cited as the “best CPD we’ve ever had”, according to one of our participants.
If you’re looking for a less intensive programme of CPD, more geared towards developing an individual’s practice, our Assessment Essentials is also now live. Find out more using the button below.
We provide cost-effective, sustainable training for your whole staff on CEM assessments (eg. InCAS, MidYIS and ALIS) and their data.
By using CEM assessments, you already have robust, world-class data in the palm of your hand. But how do you know that you’re using it to its full potential? Enjoy cost-effective, responsive and flexible training through our blended support packages; have us deliver an in-school training session; or come to our workshops, to harness the full power of the data.
When you have good baseline information, or high-quality research evidence, available to you, what do you do next to make sure your decisions are the best possible ones for your pupils?
We create and deliver bespoke training programmes for individual schools, alliances and groups, which provide the knowledge, skills and tools to use research evidence and evaluation techniques to make better-informed decisions. The aim is improved teaching and learning, and thus better pupil outcomes.