Use these research resources to search for and evaluate evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to inform your Teaching Sprints.

Research Brokers

Resources that summarise and evaluate a broad range of educational research.

Evidence for Learning Toolkit (Australia)
Summarises the global evidence base on 34 different approaches to lift learning outcomes in schools. You can view all approaches, see approaches relevant to primary or secondary schools or look at approaches by school management area.

Education Endowment Foundation (UK)
Toolkit - An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year-olds
Guidance Reports - Clear and actionable recommendations for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on the best available evidence
Promising Projects - EEF funded projects which have shown promising results when trialled

What Works Clearinghouse (USA)

Best Evidence Encyclopedia (USA)
Created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.

IMPACT Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching (UK)

ResearchEd Magazine (UK)


Science of Learning

Summaries of what the research says about how students learn.

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Expanded Edition. (National Research Council, 2000)

The Science of Early Learning - How young children develop agency, numeracy and literacy

The Science of Learning (Deans for Impact)

Six Strategies for Effective Learning: Materials for Teachers and Students (The Learning Scientists)

Metacognition and Self Regulated Learning Guidance Report (Education Endowment Foundation)

Cognitive Load Theory (NSW Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation)

An Introduction to Cognitive Load Theory

Using Load Reduction Instruction (LRI) to boost motivation and engagement

Simplifying Cognitive Load

Retrieval Practice Guide (

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Strengthening the Student Toolbox: Study Strategies to boost learning (American Federation of Teachers)


Feedback & Formative Assessment


Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to literacy instruction.


Education Endowment Foundation (Teaching & Learning Toolkit & Guidance Reports)

Australian Literacy Progression

Literacy toolkit (Victorian Department of Education)

Preparing for Literacy (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage One (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two (Education Endowment Foundation)

Stage specific resources (evidence, teaching strategies, & learning activities) to use in conjunction with the results of NAPLAN to identify areas of development in reading, writing and language conventions


Effective Reading Instruction in the Early Years of School (NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation)

Effective Reading Programs for Secondary Students ( Baye, A., Lake, C., Inns, A., & Slavin, R. (2017))

Improving Reading: A Guide for Teachers (CEM, EEF, Durham Univeristy)

Teaching Strategies for Reading (NSW Department of Education)


Writing Approaches in Years 3 to 13: Evidence Review (Education Endowment Foundation)

Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively (What Works Clearinghouse)

Effective Writing Instruction (VIC Literacy Teaching Toolkit)

The Writing Book Support Website

Talk 4 Writing

English for Australian Curriculum

Teaching Strategies for Writing (NSW Department of Education)

Numeracy / Mathematics

Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to mathematics instruction.

Stage Specific Resources (NSW Department of Education) Number & Algebra, Statistics & Probability, Measurement & Geometry, Numeracy overview

Victorian DET Numeracy Guide 

NZ Maths Units of Work

NZ Maths Problem Solving

Australian Numeracy Progression

Top Draw Teachers
Looking for ideas to help your teaching? Topic areas are: Fractions; Mental computation; Patterns; Reasoning; Statistics; Geometric reasoning.

Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Make It Count: Maths and Indigenous Learners
Make It Count is for educators working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners in mathematics education. It is a teaching and learning resource, and a professional learning tool.

Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three (Education Endowment Foundation) 

Improving mathematical problem solving in Grades 4-8 (What Works Clearinghouse)

Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years: Authentic Tasks



Improving Secondary Science

English Learners in STEM Subjects - Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives (2018), Consensus Study Report. Free PDF download available.

Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12 - Investigation and Design at the Center (2018). Free PDF download available.


Improving Engagement & Behaviour