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June 2015 Research Publications Schools About
NFER Tests Suite 2 available to pre-order

NFER Tests Suite 2 are available to pre-order for use in schools from February 2016. Suite 2 are fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and are being standardised in schools with children being taught the new curriculum. 

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Innovative approaches for 16-19 study programmes
View the video case studies from a recent NFER event at the Pimlico Academy. Participants share examples of effective and innovative practice and showcase meaningful experiences of the world of work for young people.

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Phonics Screening Check evaluation: final report
This final report from the Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check (PSC), commissioned by the DfE and undertaken by NFER, explores whether there is evidence that the introduction of the check has had an impact on the standard of reading and writing.

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Who really benefits from vocational qualifications?
This small-scale rapid literature review commissioned by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), looks at the benefits to all stakeholders, learners, businesses and the economy, in young people taking vocational qualifications.

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PISA-Based Test for schools
Using the PISA-Based Test for Schools, based on OECD's triennial PISA study, will tell you how your school compares with international peers in reading, mathematics and science.

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'How research-engaged is my school?'
Gareth Mills presented on the popular topic of research in schools at The Inspiring Leadership Conference 2015. Gareth's slides, that also introduce our free Self-Review Tool for schools, are available on our website.

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Research in schools

In a new feature for SecEd magazine Dorothy Lepkowska asks three schools how they are using our new free tool to review and develop their in-school research programme.

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In this article for HTU magazine Ed Cuffe-Adams speaks to two schools at different stages of their research journey.

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Taking part in our research

Secondary schools in England have been invited to take part in the field trial of National Reference Tests, currently being developed by NFER for Ofqual.

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