About the digests
We've chosen studies which we think will throw light on practical questions and concerns. To start with we have targeted studies focused on clusters of themes:
- Assessment for Learning
- Early years
- Initial Teacher Training
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Pupil grouping and organisation of classes
- Teaching assistants
- Thinking skills and assessment that supports learning
We look for studies in the research journals because publication there means studies have already been scrutinised for academic rigour. We also appraise the studies to ensure that they provide strong evidence directly relevant to practice in schools and we check that the authors of the original study believe that the digest presents a faithful picture of their work.
As the site grows other themes will emerge. For example, the pupil grouping theme emerged from the digests rather than from our initial search categories.
Whilst seeking digests relevant to these themes, we look out for other interesting material. We shall use this process to help identify future potential themes for digests. We would also like to hear your suggestions for new clusters of topics. You could help us by letting us know where YOU think up to date evidence could support practice, via Contact TRIPS.