The percentage of pupils in English primary and seconary schools aged 5-16 who are recorded as English as an Additional Language (EAL) has more than doubled from 7.6% in 1997 to 16.2% in 2013.
This is the second report of a larger project that aims to produce a comprehensive review of the National Pupil Database (NPD) and a systematic review on relevant research concerning EAL pupils. This second report addresses these two main questions: (1) What intervention research has been carried out since the year 2000 which has aimed at improving English language and/or literacy skills in children with EAL?; and, (2) What is the strength of evidence of this research?
This report is commissioned by three charitable groups: The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF), Unbound Philanthropy, and The Bell Foundation.