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Catch Up Numeracy

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Anna L, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Anna L

    Anna L New commenter

    My school is currently looking at maths interventions. Could anyone provide any insight into Catch Up Numeracy - is it effective? Any thoughts from anyone who knows or uses it would be appreciated!
  2. Lucy2711

    Lucy2711 Occasional commenter

    The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has funded two projects looking at the effectiveness of Catch Up Numeracy. The first was an efficacy trial - so finding out if it works under ideal conditions. The results showed that pupils receiving CU Numeracy made +3 months progress and that pupils who received the same amount of structured 1-1 input but not receving CU numeracy made +4 months progress.
    Link here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/projects/catch-up-numeracy

    There's an effectiveness trial and this, according to the EEF website, is due to be reported on in autumn 2018.
    Link here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/projects/catch-up-numeracy-2015

    For what it's worth, I'd wait until the outcomes of that trial is published. What EEF has identified is that there is no 'silver bullet' and that most children benefit from 1-1 support (which I guess most people will say they already knew but at least this is evidence-based). EEF evidence is worth considerably more than individual school success stories.

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