Sprints Research Resources

Use these research resources to search for and evaluate evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to inform your Learning Sprints.


Research Brokers

Resources that summarise and evaluate a broad range of educational research.

Evidence for Learning Toolkit (Australia)
Summarises the global evidence base on 34 different approaches to lift learning outcomes in schools. You can view all approaches, see approaches relevant to primary or secondary schools or look at approaches by school management area.

Education Endowment Foundation (UK)
Toolkit - An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year-olds
Guidance Reports - Clear and actionable recommendations for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on the best available evidence
Promising Projects - EEF funded projects which have shown promising results when trialled

What Works Clearinghouse (USA)

Best Evidence Encyclopedia (USA)
Created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.

IMPACT Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching (UK)

ResearchEd Magazine (UK)

Research on Teaching

Summaries of what the research says about effective teaching practice.

What makes great teaching (Rob Coe et al) 

Principles of Instruction (Barak Rosenshine)

What makes great pedagogy:  Nine claims from research (Chris Husbands and Jo Pearce)

9 things every teacher should know (Dylan Wiliam)

Effective Teaching (James Ko et al)

Effective Feedback Practices (AITSL)

The Science of Learning

Summaries of what the research says about how students learn.

The Science of Learning (Deans for Impact)

Six Strategies for Effective Learning: Materials for Teachers and Students (The Learning Scientists)

Metacognition and Self Regulated Learning Guidance Report (Education Endowment Foundation)

Cognitive Load Theory (NSW Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation)

Retrieval Practice Guide (RetrievalPractice.org)

Strengthening the Student Toolbox: Study Strategies to boost learning (American Federation of Teachers)



Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to literacy instruction.

Literacy toolkit (Victorian Department of Education)

Preparing for Literacy (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage One (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two (Education Endowment Foundation)

Effective Reading Instruction in the Early Years of School (NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation)

Effective Reading Programs for Secondary Students ( Baye, A., Lake, C., Inns, A., & Slavin, R. (2017))

Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively (What Works Clearinghouse)


Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to mathematics instruction.

Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three (Education Endowment Foundation) 

Improving mathematical problem solving in Grades 4-8 (What Works Clearinghouse)