September 2016 Research Publications Schools About
NFER analyses teacher retention

Engagement is key to teacher retention, according to new NFER research. The study also explores how supported teachers feel, and how this relates to their intention to remain or leave.
Ofqual confirms NRT
Exam regulator Ofqual has confirmed that the first National Reference Test (NRT) will take place in February and March 2017. NFER is Ofqual's NRT delivery partner.

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Our latest product portfolio
View NFER's new Autumn portfolio of products and services for primary and secondary schools, including the NFER Research Mark, NFER Tests, School Surveys and more.

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Latest blogs
What's so hard about developing spelling tests?

Building a useful and appropriate spelling test requires assessment expertise and experience, argues Research Manager Laura Lynn. More...
Engaging practitioners with evidence

A new blog focuses on the importance of understanding gaps in the evidence base, and how it is used by policy makers and practitioners in Wales. More...
Lessons on putting evidence into practice

Our Head of International Education, Ben Durbin reflects on the importance of evidence in education at the What Works Global Summit 2016. More...
Research insights
The key question on academies

Does academy conversion raise standards? Research Manager Jack Worth attempts to provide some answers. More...
Eurydice update: The organisation of school time in Europe

A new report containing national data on the length of school year covering both primary and secondary education for 37 countries has been released. More...

13 October, 3.30 pm
Free NFER Webinar: Principles of a reliable assessment

Sign up for our free webinar on what makes a good assessment. Primary schools will find it useful when choosing an assessment to measure pupil progress. Register here
13 October
Reforming careers advice and guidance in England

Senior Research Manager Tami McCrone will speak on the options for schools to improve the quality of their careers provision as part of a panel at the Westminister Employment Forum. More...
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