October 2015 Research Publications Schools About
Quality Principles for arts and cultural organisations

This report, the first of two as part of the Arts Council England's launch of the Cultural Education Challenge, develops and pilots seven Quality Principles for work for, by and with children and young people. 

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NFER Tests - Future developments for 2016
NFER Tests Suite 2 is now available to pre-order for use in March 2016. Suite 2 is fully aligned to the new national curriculum and rigorously standardised nationally. In addition, grammar and punctuation tests for Years 3,4 and 5 will be coming in 2016.

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Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs
In this video NFER's Jack Worth looks at the Local Government Association investigation of how performance in national GCSE examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar local authority maintained schools. 

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researchED 2015 fact checking claims isn't just about accuracy
Guest blogger, Amy Sippett, Education Lead at Full Fact explains what to look out for when factchecking claims and how NFER, and Full Fact seek to promote an informed debate and expose wider arguments to greater research scrutiny. 

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Congratulations to Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
Sir Willam Borlase's are the most recent school to be awarded the NFER Research Mark, the mark of quality research engagement in your school or college. This case study explores their Research Mark journey.

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PISA in practice: Tackling low performance in Maths
This report, part of a series, identifies approaches that will help maximise and enhance pupil involvement in their learning and thereby provide the best possible opportunities for successful, active learning to take place. 

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4 November 2015
The Rise of RCTs in Education: Statistical and Practical Challenges.
Royal Statistical Society, London

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12 November 2015
Expanding free schools and academies: impact, accountability and the future of England's school system.
Central London

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25 November 2015
Academies Show 2015. Come visit NFER on stand D96.
NEC Birmingham

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