Our mission is to improve pupil outcomes and life chances by addressing the evaluation deficit. We do this through a digital platform that makes monitoring and evaluation easy for schools.
"High-quality evaluation is crucial to making a difference for outcomes for pupils. ImpactEd is leading the way in making this possible for schools and school groups."
“ImpactEd could transform how schools approach interventions, embedding an impact culture across the education system."
“Measuring attitudes to learning and making the connections to attainment is gold dust.”
“This adds huge value for us in targeting resources and helping to evaluate our impact.”
“A really impressive and comprehensive approach to evaluation."
“I could see us using this tool to great effect with our pupils”
Schools run significant numbers of initiatives and interventions to improve pupil outcomes, from peer tutoring to curriculum boosters to behavioural programmes.
Programmes of any kind can have a positive, negligible or negative impact – and it is not always easy to say what these are. Even the same activity can have a range of effects in different settings.
It is often extremely challenging for schools to reliably assess the outcomes of interventions in their setting. Only 3% of schools that we interviewed were confident in their impact evaluation.
This means that we don’t know whether many programmes have a positive, negligible or negative impact. We call this problem the evaluation deficit.
"Measuring attitudes to learning and making the connections to attainment is gold dust.”
What we do
ImpactEd is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to improve pupil outcomes and life chances by addressing this evaluation deficit. We work in partnership across the education sector, addressing the evaluation deficit through a digital platform that makes monitoring and evaluation easy for schools.
We also work in collaboration with schools and third-sector and other organisations to support their impact evaluation processes, and act as evaluation partner on a range of research projects.
"Working with ImpactEd has not only provided high-quality professional research support but has also sharpened our thinking about the many opportunities for current and future school development priorities and how we are developing inquiry in our schools. The partnership is helping to develop our teachers as reflective practitioners and grow a better understanding of 'what works' in our context."
ImpactEd provides a unique digital platform that makes monitoring and evaluation easy for schools.
Teachers are first guided through an intuitive process to select appropriate pupils for support. ImpactEd supports you in targeting a programme and thinking about its long-term impact.
You’ll then choose the outcomes the programme is intended to affect. These can include both academic attainment and a range of skills related to learning such as meta-cognition, motivation, self-efficacy and grit. ImpactEd matches reliable evaluation measures identified by our team of academic researchers and automatically generates any assessments for pupils to take.
Finally, you’ll access a live impact report showing the effect of the programme in your context. ImpactEd automatically gathers and analyses results, so there’s no marking or manual work needed. You can then use the results of that report to inform evidence-based decision making in your school.Get in touch
"The development of essential skills for the future economy – for example, creativity and problem-solving - will be key for pupils to succeed beyond the classroom, but reliably assessing them has historically been very challenging. ImpactEd is building the evidence base for how such skills can be best measured, contextualised and developed."
Get in touch
ImpactEd works in partnership across the education sector. We work with schools to co-design and develop our platform and partner with a range of organisations through supporting high-quality monitoring and evaluation. To find out more about the platform and how you can collaborate with us, please get in touch by emailing us at the address below and we'll arrange a chat with firstname.lastname@example.org