This report reviews over 200 pieces of research to identify the elements of teaching with the strongest evidence of improving attainment. It finds some common practices can be harmful to learning and have no grounding in research. Specific practices which are supported by good evidence of their effectiveness are also examined and six key factors that contribute to great teaching are identified. The report also analyses different methods of evaluating teaching including: using ‘value-added’ results from student test scores; observing classroom teaching; and getting students to rate the quality of their teaching.
This report was written by Robert Coe, Cesare Aloisi, Steve Higgins and Lee Elliot Major.
The report has been read by over 115,000 people on this page, and attracted considerable media coverage. You can read much of the coverage on the right hand side of this page.