February 2016 Research Publications Schools About
NFER Tests Suite 2 summer now available

Schools can order NFER Tests Suite 2 summer for delivery now and pre-order autumn tests for delivery from September 2016. Suite 2 provides two phases of testing, one in summer and one in autumn, and is fully aligned to the 2014 national curriculum and standardised with pupils taught this curriculum. 

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The big baseline debate: Is baseline really so bad?
The introduction of the baseline assessment for Reception children has left some teachers and education professionals divided in opinion. In her new blog, NFER assessment expert, Catherine Kirkup, asks: Is baseline really so bad? 

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Brooklands Farm Primary School runs Enquiring Schools Programme
The NFER Enquiring Schools Programme is a tailored CPD programme built around enquiry-based projects. Brooklands Farm School, a very large primary school, is the latest to take part and is running the programme for more than 30 staff. 

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Which education systems lead to success in science?
Analysis carried out in 2015 explored the characteristics of seven education systems which outperformed Northern Ireland in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). 

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Have you tried the free Self-Review Tool for schools?
The Self-Review Tool has been hugely popular and over 1,000 schools and colleges have now benefited from using it. This free online tool helps you to review how research-engaged your school is using eight key statements. 

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How is the legal profession helping social mobility?
A new report presents the interim findings from a study of the career choices of students taking part in the first two years of PRIME, the 2011 initiative to ensure equal access to quality legal work experience for disadvantaged students. 

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Join us at the Education Show 2016

From 17 - 19 March, NFER will be exhibiting at the Education Show 2016, NEC Birmingham. We'll have assessment experts on hand to talk about the launch of our new NFER Tests Suite 2, our NFER Reception Baseline Assessment and more. Come visit us on stand D59.

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Blog: The rise of Edu- Twitter:

Twitter in education is on the rise, and as @TheNFER reached the milestone of 10,000 Twitter followers, it seemed a perfect time to explore exactly why Twitter is so important in education.

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