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Emily Yeomans

Education Endowment Foundation
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.
The EEF commissions literature reviews to investigate specific areas of interest in greater depth. They give us a solid basis on which to begin our work of identifying, testing, and then scaling those approaches and programmes with the best chance of making a real and enduring difference.
All our reviews aim to find out, on the basis of robust causal evidence using experimental and quasi-experimental designs:
  • which interventions and approaches have demonstrated evidence of impact on young people’s outcomes;
  • what these outcomes are;
  • the quality of this evidence – how good and consistent it is, and where is further research needed;
  • and what does it suggest are the key features of effective practice.
While the reviews will explore the impact on attainment and related measures for all students, they will always highlight any evidence that is particularly relevant for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.