July 2015 Research Publications Schools About
NFER Reception Baseline Assessment approved by DfE

The DfE has confirmed NFER as one of three approved suppliers of the new reception baseline assessment for use in schools from September 2015. The NFER Reception Baseline Assessment is practical, child-friendly and no additional training is required for Early Years Practitioners. 

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Analysis of academy school performance
New research says there is no significant link between academy status and improved pupil progress in the latest GCSE results. This report explores the association between the two.

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Have you used our free
Self-Review Tool yet?
The free Self-Review Tool for schools has been popular. In this walk-through video, we explain how you can benefit from it to find out how research engaged your school is. 

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New resources for practitioners and senior leaders
Our Education to Employment webpages have new practical resources, guides and top tips covering a broad range of specific areas of research, including: careers education and guidance, NEET prevention, transitions, re-engagement strategies, work experience, and more.

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Improving Numeracy and Literacy: Evaluation report and Executive summary
This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of the Improving Numeracy and Literacy Programme, which aimed to improve the numeracy and literacy abilities of pupils in Year 2.

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Review of the South East Sector Led Improvement Programme's Peer Challenge Programme
This review of the Programme aims to provide a qualitative narrative and explore: the reasons for, and benefits of, local authorities' involvement, the Programme's effective aspects, the impact of participation in the Programme, and potential improvement.

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Latest blogs and events

In two new blogs, Matt Walker discusses the subject of coasting schools and how we can best support them, and the truth about the Phonics Screening Check .

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Factchecking Education - researchED
5th September
NFER's Chief Executive Carole Willis will chair a discussion on 'Factchecking Education' at researchED 2015.

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