Institute of Education


Best practice in grouping students

Improving the educational attainment of students from disadvantaged backgrounds

'Best Practice in Grouping Students' is an ongoing research project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and conducted by researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast. It investigates which methods of grouping secondary school students are most effective in improving their educational engagement and attainment with particular attention to improving the performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The project will be independently evaluated by the National Foundation for Educational Research.

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Pilot Study School Partners
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Read the Best Practice in Grouping Students project blog.

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