Learning by Questions innovation evaluation grants

These 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

This innovation will investigate the effect of Learning by Questions on Progress Test in science scores for Year 7 pupils at Sacred Heart High School. Read more

Multiple choice questioning and whole class feedback

Emmanuel College will investigate what impact using LbQ followed by whole class feedback has on the attainment of Year 7 pupils in science knowledge when compared with business as usual. Read more

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

Sandwich lessons

Wigmore High School will evaluate whether using a Learning by Question strategy over two terms improves the progress of middle-attaining Year 9 pupils in maths and chemistry in comparison with their lower- and higher-attaining peers who do not experience the use of Learning by Question resources. Read more

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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