THE IMPACT OF READ&WRITE ON LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT: AN EVALUATION STUDY
Type of Education Resource
An independent evaluation of the literacy learning tool Read&Write. Report prepared on behalf of Texthelp by Jim Playfoot & Lucy Clarke of White Loop, an education consultancy & research company.
The study was undertaken across the full academic year 2017 to 2018 in order to gain a deeper understanding of how Read&Write is used amongst the selected user groups (both from a teacher and a student perspective) and to evaluate the impact on both learner progress and on motivation, engagement and approach to learning. The study incorporates the views and observations of teachers and other key staff on the implementation and efficacy of Read&Write in their schools alongside qualitative and quantitative data gathered directly from learners. Periodic data was generated across the year to track progress. This has been combined with feedback on learner
engagement and motivation through a blend of surveying, observation and focus groups involving both learners and teachers.
The conclusions provide valuable feedback on the mechanisms by which literacy development can be supported by targeted interventions, and reflects on the way in which technology solutions are implemented within formal educational settings. Ultimately, the study offers a view on the value that Read&Write can bring to learners at what is a critical moment for their educational