Learning by Questions innovation evaluation grants

As a result of the challenges of the current COVID-19 situation, we regretfully have had to cancel the current round of LbQ innovation evaluation funding. If you have already completed an expression of interest, you are welcome to email it to info@the-iee.org.uk and we will keep it on record in case of future funding rounds.

IEE innovation evaluation grants, funded by Learning by Questions, support schools to test a new innovation in classroom practice.

Innovations are either based on existing evidence or, where evidence is lacking, they test a new approach to address a challenge within school.

All the innovations are:

  • developed and evaluated within a school setting
  • related to core curriculum subjects (maths, science and English) in Key Stages 1-3 (ages 5-14)
  • able to use the Learning by Questions (LbQ) system as part of the innovation and/or evaluation.

Current LbQ innovation evaluation projects

CoachBright Primary

London South Teaching School Alliance evaluated what effect the CoachBright / Learning by Questions six-week mathematics coaching programme had on higher prior-attaining Year 6 pupil premium pupils’ mathematical skills, confidence, motivation and attainment. Read the final report

Improving pupil outcomes in science while reducing teacher workload

Sacred Heart Catholic High School sought to identify whether the use of LbQ in end of topic summary lessons had an impact on Progress Test in Science scores for Year 7 pupils. However, they were unable to ascertain the impact of LbQ on pupil progress due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but were able to draw some insights into the implementation and short-term use of LbQ over half a school year. Read the process evaluation report

Multiple choice questioning and whole class feedback

Emmanuel College investigated what impact using LbQ followed by whole class feedback had on the attainment of Year 7 pupils in science knowledge when compared with business as usual. Read the final report

Retrieval practice in science

This project will test whether LbQ is a more effective method of retrieval practice in science than more traditional SMART (Smart Minds Active Recall Time) Connect activities in Year 9 low prior-attaining pupils and Year 10 mid prior-attaining pupils.Read more

Lessons in 'Learning bites'

Wigmore High School sought to evaluate whether using a Learning by Questions strategy over two terms improve the progress of middle-attaining Year 8 pupils in maths and chemistry in comparison with their lower and higher prior-attaining peers who did not experience the use of Learning by Questions resources. Read the process evaluation report

Supporting maths for biologists

Notre Dame High School will investigate what effect Learning by Questions, used for two terms at the practise stage of their ‘maths skills for biologists’ programme will have on current Year 10 pupils’ attainment in their Year 11 mock exams. Read more 

Using low-stakes quizzing and interleaving to promote learning and retention of information in primary mathematics

This innovation project investigated the impact of using low-stakes quizzes and spaced practice and/or interleaving on mathematics attainment in Year 5 pupils in a large three-form entry primary school. Read the final report

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