The Literacy Octopus for the Education Endowment Foundation

The Literacy Octopus trial is the largest that NFER are running at the moment and is due to start recruiting in September 2014.

The trial is made up of two parts and examines ways of improving Key Stage 2 literacy using different approaches to disseminating research evidence to teachers. The first ‘active’ trial will involve examining four organisations’ methods of providing evidence based materials which will be compared to a large control group. There will also be a second ‘passive’ trial which will involve primary schools being sent evidence based materials.