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From the creators of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). Based on extensive University of Oxford research into children’s educational development and used by over 10,000 schools.
Proven to improve educational outcomes for the children who need most help.
A new independent evaluation of NELI found that children who took part in the programme made on average four months’ additional progress in their language skills. It also found that children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) made on average seven months’ additional progress as a result of receiving the programme, suggesting that NELI could help to close the language development gap between socio-economically disadvantaged children and their peers.
New trial shows children make three months' additional progress as a result of participating in NELI Preschool.
The judges said: "OxEd & Assessment demonstrates an outstanding example of a well-designed, comprehensive, independently conducted, and rigorous evaluation."
Our founder, Maggie Snowling, was recently featured in TES discussing the importance of continuing to raise awareness about dyslexia, but that lesser-known literacy and language difficulties also deserve our attention
Professor Charles Hulme and Professor Maggie Snowling were recently recognised as a 2023 Research.com Psychology Leader, being ranked among the top psychology scientists in the world.
The judges said LanguageScreen was “an excellent evidence-based resource that allows school staff great diagnostic insights into children's development and identifies areas for precise intervention. It’s affordable, easy to use and time saving. An excellent resource tackling a very important area of need.”
We're proud to have been recognised by the Education Investor Awards as 2023 Market Entrant of the Year.
Our assessment apps are the fastest and most accurate way to
identify the children who will benefit most from additional
support, resources or intervention.
Quick and easy to use
No paper marking or calculations
Safe and GDPR compliant
Suitable for ages 3½ to 8 years
10 minutes per test
Colourful and fun for children
Instant results, detailed report
No training required
Use with evidence-based interventions such as Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)
The world’s best-evidenced early language intervention, rated 5/5 for evidence security by EEF. Used in over 10,000 schools and proven to improve the language and early literacy skills of children in Reception (4-5 years old) by an additional 3-5 months.
Coming soon: NELI Preschool for nurseries.
OxEd and Assessment Ltd (OxEd) is a University of Oxford spinout company launched to take the research of Professor Charles Hulme and his team, creators of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI), through to practical application in schools. OxEd develops educational assessment apps and interventions which have been shown to improve educational outcomes for children.
OxEd is proud to be affiliated with the University of Oxford and Oxford University Innovation, which develops and finances companies in order to share the benefits of Oxford’s academic excellence, encourage local economic development and create new jobs in the region.