October 2016 Research Publications Schools About
NFER at the Education Select Committee

Jack Worth, Research Manager at NFER, gave evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry on the Supply of Teachers in October, following the publication of NFER analysis of teacher retention. 
Support for music education
Secondary analysis of a survey conducted by the Arts Council has found that music education hubs have continued to deliver on their core roles, working with an increased number of schools and pupils.

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Tune in to our free webinar for schools
You may have missed our assessment webinar on 13 October, presented by researcher Katherine Fowler on what makes a good assessment. A full recording of this webinar is now on our website.

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Latest blogs
English Baccalaureate: still much to do...

Lucy Ellis looks at the latest GCSE results to assess what progress has been made towards achieving the Government's previously stated aim that 90% of pupils in state-funded secondary schools should be entered for the EBacc.
Putting staff engagement at the heart of school leadership

Guest blogger David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, discusses how school leaders can keep staff engaged.
TIMSS and PISA results: Seeing past the headlines

In a guest blog for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Ben Durbin, Head of International Education at NFER writes: Education research does not often make newspaper headlines. Even less often does it make headlines in multiple countries around the world. In just a few weeks time we will see a rare exception.
News from Eurydice
Compulsory education in Europe

This publication focuses on the duration of compulsory education in Europe. It highlights the starting and leaving ages of pupils in 38 participating countries.
Teacher salaries in Europe

The report Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe 2015/16 provides a comparative overview on the minimum and maximum statutory salaries for teachers and school heads in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools in 40 European countries.
Wednesday 23 November, 4pm
Free assessment webinar

In this 30-minute webinar, Oliver Stacey, a researcher from NFER will present on the benefits and advantages of standardised scores and age-standardised scores. Register here
Wednesday 7 December, 4 pm
Free webinar: A tool for assessment, teaching and learning

NFER researcher Elizabeth Pope will focus on the age-related expectation outcomes produced when using NFER's summer set of tests in maths and reading.
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