All children should have the opportunity to succeed in school. Unfortunately many fail to reach their potential, and this is particularly true of children from underprivileged backgrounds.
Our aim is to improve education for all children, by researching "what works" in teaching and learning, and by promoting the use of evidence in education policy and practice.
We evaluate programmes and practices for early childhood, primary, and secondary education, focusing in particular on literacy, numeracy, and science. We conduct scientifically rigorous evaluations, often randomised controlled trials, and conduct systematic reviews.
Find out more about our research work in the UK and overseas.
We want to give practitioners and policy makers easier access to research findings, and build support for evidence-based education.
An Executive Group provides support and guidance to the IEE. The Group comprises members from the University of York and the Bowland Charitable Trust, and is chaired by Baroness Estelle Morris.
The IEE was established with a grant from the Bowland Charitable Trust. The Trust also made a generous donation to the construction of the Berrick Saul Building, in which the IEE is housed.