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The Attainment Gap


To begin to tackle the challenge of the attainment gap
requires us first to understand it – both the scale and
nature of the gap, as well as the factors most likely to
help close it.
This report assesses the attainment gap through
the lens, first, of children and young people; and
secondly, of schools, as well as early years and post16 settings. It highlights and summarises what we
believe to be the key issues, and how our analysis of
them informs our practical work with teachers and
senior leaders.
We then summarise 15 of the key lessons the EEF has
learned from our six years funding work to generate
evidence of ‘what works’ to improve teaching and
learning; and then scaling that evidence to create the
maximum possible benefit for children and young
people, particularly those facing disadvantage

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