English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Educational Achievement in England: An Analysis of the National Pupil Database

English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Educational Achievement in England: An Analysis of the National Pupil Database

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 first 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 first report addresses these two main questions: (1) Who are the most at-risk groups of EAL learners and what are the predictors of low attainment for these learners; and, (2) What are the most promising programmes and interventions to address EAL achivement graps on the basis of causal evidence?

To read the full report, download  EAL and Educational Achievement in England: An Analysis of the National Pupil Database

This report is commissioned by three charitable groups: The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF), Unbound Philanthropy, and The Bell Foundation.

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