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As a University of Oxford spinout company, research is at our core. Everything OxEd does draws on the science of learning and includes rigorous evaluations of our assessments and interventions. We are proud that several independent evaluations have been completed of the solutions we provide, consistently demonstrating their effectiveness in improving children’s educational outcomes.
New trial shows children make three months' additional progress as a result of participating in NELI Preschool
The national roll-out of NELI had a positive impact on young children. A new evaluation of the programme found children made on average four months' additional progress in language skills, with those eligible for free school meals making on average seven months' additional progress.
The judges said "OxEd & Assessment demonstrates an outstanding example of a well-designed, comprehensive, independently conducted, and rigorous evaluation."
A series of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) – the gold-standard method for measuring the effectiveness of an intervention – have made NELI the best evidenced language intervention in the world and shown that it brings about educationally meaningful improvements: