September 2015 Research Publications Schools About
RSCs face different and challenging roles

New research released by NFER explains the background and role of England's eight Regional Schools Commissioners, and analyses the challenges faced in each of the eight regions.
Engagement strategies for teachers
NFER has released a series of reports, commissioned by the DfE, showcasing new findings from PISA 2012. It highlights key engagement strategies that teachers can use in the classroom. 

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Positive impact of music education
Participating in the In Harmony social and music programme in school supports the social wellbeing and positive aspirations of children from deprived backgrounds.

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Other news
Smoking, drinking, and drug use among young people

A survey carried out by NatCen Social Research and NFER reports on the percentage of pupils who have ever smoked, tried alcohol, or taken drugs in England.
Early intervention delays drinking age

The early introduction of the Talk About Alcohol training programme in schools influenced teenagers to delay the age at which they start drinking.
Languages in secondary education

A new report from Eurydice provides a comparative overview of the national tests in Europe assessing the language competence of secondary school students.
researchED blogs
Working out what works

Ben Durbin, Head of Impact writes about the recent much-anticipated researchED conference.
Factchecking claims isn’t just about accuracy

Guest blogger, Amy Sippett, Education Lead at Full Fact, explains what to look out for when factchecking claims.
NFER Events
4 November
The Rise of RCTs in Education: Statistical and Practical Challenges

Head of NFER's Education Trials Unit, Ben Styles, will be presenting at a meeting of the Royal Statistical Society on the use of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in education.
12 November
Expanding Free Schools and Academies: Impact, Accountability and the Future of England’s School System

Research Manager, Jack Worth, will be taking part in a panel discussion on the implications of the expansion of free schools and academies.
25 November
Academies Show 2015

Visit us at stand D96 to find out more about the new NFER Tests Suite 2 and other products and services for schools.
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