The Education Endowment Foundation has commissioned several evaluations of NTP Tuition Partners to learn about the impact of the programme on pupil attainment, as well as the key drivers and obstacles to its implementation.
Overarching evaluation of NTP Tuition Partners
The overarching evaluation focuses on three components: data management; implementation and process evaluation (IPE); and impact evaluation. The first of these will help to collate and analysis monitoring data on the number of schools and pupils taking parts in tutoring, the characteristics of these schools and pupils and attendance at tutoring session.
The second component focuses on the implementation and processes of the NTP itself. This is primarily qualitative feedback, incorporating views from a range of stakeholders via surveys and interviews. This will include TP Programme Managers, Tuition Partners, school leads, classroom teachers, tutors and pupils. It will also collect information on costs and aims to feed the learnings back into the programme to improve it.
The third aspect is the impact evaluation where the impact of tutoring on both primary and secondary pupils’ maths and literacy attainments outcomes will be assessed. It will use a quasi-experimental design involving a comparison group of pupils in schools not receiving tutoring. The evaluation will also look at how any impact found varies by school and pupil characteristics and model of tutoring.
Reach & Engagement trials within the NTP Tuition Partners
In addition to the overarching evaluation, we are evaluating different strategies to reach and engage schools, tutors and pupils. Here, we are looking both at the impact of different communication strategies with schools to engage them in the TP programme, but also at different strategies to increase pupil’s attendance at and engagement in tutoring sessions.
When will the evaluation report be due?
The overarching evaluation report will be published in Spring 2022. The results of the Reach & Engagement trials will be published in late Summer 2021.
Download the Tuition Partners evaluation study plans, statistical analysis plans and protocols below: