Evaluating the value-added impact of teaching assistant-based reading programme
Education Endowment Fund
Dr. Janet Vousden, Professor Clare Wood, Dr. Rob Savage, Dr. Helen Johnson, Dr. Sabrina Ammi, Sam Waldron and Claire Pillinger.
This project is a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a reading intervention aimed at Key Stage 1 in primary schools, running from Sept 2014 – July 2016. Over 50 schools across the West Midlands are taking part in the trial. The intervention is implemented by the schools’ own Teaching Assistants and is supplementary to the schools’ own literacy provision. The evaluation will assess the impact on a range of literacy skills, including word decoding skills and comprehension.