Bridging the gap between research, teachers and EdTech

Free courses for teachers 

Our mission is simple at WhatWorked, to bridge the gap between research, teachers and EdTech to advance learning. It will not be possible to build an evidence base for what works without supporting teachers to robustly test interventions in their classrooms.

In 2023, we have released the EdTech Standards of Evidence course to help provide teachers with the knowledge and framework to engage critically with evidence. 

Building on from our initial KS2 peer tutoring pilots in the last academic year, we will continue to support schools to use the free programmes to build the evidence base for this potentially low cost high impact intervention.

In the spring 2023, we will be releasing our Teacher Inquiry Project course to help educators to run their own pilots in their classrooms and then share promising interventions on our website for other teachers to evaluate. As more teachers replicate the pilots, we are able to aggregate the data to develop an evidence base for what works and, just as importantly, what does not work in the classroom.  . 

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At WhatWorked, we are working with EdTech providers to help develop their evidence base for impact. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why do you have three different evaluations which teachers can use?

We only provide the guidance for teachers to help support your own professional judgement on which evaluation will work best in your school. If you just want to see how your learners respond to the intervention (e.g. peer tutoring), then teacher observations can be used (1 star rating). If you then include the pre- and post-test in your implementation then it will provide an indication if this improves attainment (2 star rating). However, as you will learn in the EdTech Standards of Evidence course, this is a single group design so it does have limitations. If you decide to use a mini-RCT evaluation, whereby you create a control group who receive the intervention but only after the post-test, this will give the most robust data for the impact of the intervention in your school. We complete the analysis for you and you receive an effect size for the impact and your data contributes to the live evidence base for that specific intervention.  

If I sign up to test a free intervention, will WhatWorked complete the analysis?

Yes, if you decide to run the intervention as a mini-RCT or single group pre or post-test we will complete the analysis of your data. However, as with all interventions on the WhatWorked website, you will need to register in advance of starting your programme for your analysis to be completed. This cannot be completed retrospectively.  

Do you need ethical approval for the mini-RCTs in your school?

All the data you submit is anonymised and ethical approval is granted at school level. We believe that until we know interventions work, it is not ethical to not test this robustly, or to check regularly that the interventions still work as intended. All mini-RCTs eventually provide the intervention to all students, this is just not at the same time.  
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