FFT Wave 3 Research

Summary of results from the 2009 Report
Gains in reading
Based on results of 255 children who averaged 58 sessions over 15 weeks:

Gains in writing

Only 121/255 sets of data gave a writing assessment.  This was partly due to old record sheets being used.   Some teacher assessments used ‘W’ as a descriptor and some used ‘P’ levels, hence the inclusion of both.  Training notes for FFT Wave 3 state that the programme does not address the needs of pupils working above a low Level 2 in writing.

Example of writing progress

The writing is like a mini-shared writing session.   The child writes what they know, the adult writes what is too hard for the child and they work together at the child’s next stage of learning.  The two writing samples indicate this.

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