Welcome to the Raising Achievement web area!

The high cost of school failure and inequity for individuals, and for society more widely is increasingly being recognised across Europe. Raising the achievement of all learners is seen not just as a policy initiative, but also as an ethical imperative.

The ‘Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education’ project (2014-2017) aimed to provide evidence of effective practice in raising achievement and building the capacity of schools and communities to include and support all learners. This work built on the previous Raising Achievement for all Learners (RA4AL) Agency project from 2012.

The key questions for the project were:

  1. What pedagogical strategies/teaching approaches (e.g. use of ICT, focus on key competences) best support learning and are effective in raising the achievement (academic and social) of all learners?
  2. How can school leaders best support:
  • the development, implementation and monitoring of inputs and processes for raising achievement?
  • the participation of learners, parents/carers in the learning process?
  • the measurement of all forms of achievement and analysis of outcomes to inform further development?


The Raising Achievement project involved a range of stakeholders including school leaders, researchers, teachers, parents and learners, as well as local and national policy makers.

The Agency member countries involved in the project were: Austria, Belgium (Flemish and French speaking communities), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

Project activities and outputs

The project questions were considered in the context of national/local policy and how it can best support learning communities to undertake organisational development and enable school leaders to raise the achievement of all learners - in particular through collaborative approaches. Read more about project activities here

A range of project outputs have been published to support work to raise the achievement of all learners. These outputs draw on information from the findings of the RA project, relevant work and research in member countries, as well as and other Agency work. They include:

compulsory education
organisation of provision
raising achievement

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