January 2017 Research Publications Schools About
NFER gives evidence on primary assessment

Research Director Catherine Kirkup gave evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee following NFER's written submission to their Primary Assessment Inquiry in October 2016. 
NFER to deliver PISA 2018
NFER has been commissioned by the Department for Education, Welsh Government and Department of Education (Northern Ireland) to form the National Centre for the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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R&D in Teaching Schools
New NFER analysis explores how effectively teaching schools are delivering their research and development (R&D) responsibilities. It found that there is more the research community can do to address challenges facing Teaching Schools.

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Latest blogs
Hot topics in 2016

Karen Wespieser, Head of Impact, takes a look back at the top NFER reports and blogs of 2016.
The use of R&D in school inches forward

An analysis of responses from practitioners in Teaching Schools found that they would welcome support from the research community in addressing challenges faced in delivering research and development.
Are secondary schools making enough progress in closing the attainment gap?

Research Director Caroline Sharp says secondary schools have a long way to go in closing the attainment gap in state-funded schools.
News from Eurydice
Findings on evidence-based policy-making

A new report that maps how evidence is used by education policy makers in Europe has found that the UK has a good range of mechanisms in place to support evidence-based policy-making in education.
Mobility Scoreboard by Eurydice

The European Commission has launched its Mobility Scoreboard. It provides a framework for monitoring progress made by European countries in promoting and removing obstacles to learner mobility. 
NEW! Our PISA website

We have launched a PISA site with access to PISA education briefings, past national reports, sample questions and links to other resources.
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Thursday 7 February 2017, London
SSAT Lead Practitioner Conference - A Culture of Professional Learning

Senior Research Manager Sarah Lynch will speak about our latest research on teacher retention and engagement and outline the associated protective factors, including job satisfaction and support from managers.
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