In 2008, the University of Exeter and the National Foundation for Educational Research were commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the Every Child a Writer (ECaW) initiative.
This research aimed to evaluate the effects of ECaW on:
- standards of writing in the schools
- teaching, of both class teachers and one-to-one tutors
- pupils’ attitudes and perceptions
- the whole school
It also how ECaW was implemented, including investigating processes which supported or hindered its effectiveness, and identified features of good or bad practice.