England has become one of the world’s biggest education laboratories
Over 10% of all randomised controlled trials in education ever, anywhere in the world, have been funded by the UK government. Following the evidence is hard, especially when it challenges the status quo, common practice, or established “knowledge”, so its good to see the UK government putting this money in to establishing a solid evidence base for effective educational practices.
A third of its schools have taken part in randomised controlled trials. The struggle is getting teachers to pay attention to the evidence