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Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

At least two prospective studies (i.e., not post hoc), one of which is a large (n=250) randomised or randomised quasi-experimental study, or multiple smaller studies, with a sample size-weighted effect size of at least +0.20, and a collective sample size across all studies of at least 500 pupils. To qualify for this category, effect sizes from the randomised studies must have a weighted mean effect size of at least +0.20.

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Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

At least two randomised or matched prospective studies, with a collective sample size of 500 pupils, and a weighted mean effect size of at least +0.20.

Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC)
Literacy Wings is aimed at years 2-6. A range of literature is supported by structured teaching materials, including detailed daily lesson plans. Please note CIRC is now disseminated as Literacy Wings
Type IP Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website UK website: www.successforall.org.uk/

Cross Age Peer Tutoring + Strategy Instruction
Belgian Programme in which children receive effective one-to-one tutoring from older pupils as well as instruction in metacognitive strategies.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website E-mail: Hilde.Vankeer@ugent.be
Same-Age Peer Tutoring + Strategy Instruction
A Belgian programme in which children participate in reciprocal peer tutoring activities and also receive metacognitive strategy instruction.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website E-mail: Hilde.Vankeer@ugent.be