ImpactEd

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.

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  • "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."

    Jon Coles, CEO, United Learning
  • “ImpactEd could transform how schools approach interventions, embedding an impact culture across the education system."

    Dame Sue John, Executive Director, Challenge Partners
  • “Measuring attitudes to learning and making the connections to attainment is gold dust.”

    Ann Rolland, Deputy Headteacher, St Michael’s CE Primary School
  • “This adds huge value for us in targeting resources and helping to evaluate our impact.”

    Steve Ward, Assistant Headteacher, Glenthorne High School
  • “A really impressive and comprehensive approach to evaluation."

    Charlotte Pywell, Head of French, Unity City Academy
  • “I could see us using this tool to great effect with our pupils”

    Julia Stead, Years 3 & 4 Phase Leader, Weatheralls Primary School

The Problem

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Project Oracle assesses the standard of organisations’ impact measurement. Of 332 projects, 71% met Standard 1, the lowest tier of evidence. None met Standards 4 or 5. (Project Oracle, 2018)

Schools run significant numbers of interventions to improve pupil outcomes, from peer tutoring to curriculum boosters to behavioural programmes.

Interventions 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 programme 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.

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  • "Measuring attitudes to learning and making the connections to attainment is gold dust.”

    Ann Rolland, Deputy Headteacher, St Michael’s CE Primary School
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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.

Want to find out more about what we do? Find out more about the ImpactEd Platform or get in touch.

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  • "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."

    Gary Handforth, Director of Education, Bright Futures Educational Trust
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The Platform

ImpactEd is 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 an intervention. 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
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  • "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."

    JED CINNAMON, PROGRAMME MANAGER, EDUCATION – NESTA
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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 you.

hello@impacted.org.uk

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