April 2017 Research Publications Schools About
NFER Tests Suite 2: Now with autumn, spring and summer tests

In addition to our autumn and summer tests, a third set of NFER Tests for the Spring Term is now available to pre-order for delivery in December 2017. These tests for Years 3, 4 and 5 help monitor pupil attainment and progress within a year and year-on-year and deliver the quality and rigour you need and can rely on from NFER. Order your summer tests now for delivery within 10 working days. 

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All singing from the same hymn sheet: a new approach to assessment
What do we do without levels? Research Director Claire Hodgson looks at a brand new assessment resource for schools that has been jointly published with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT).  

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Special 'Headteacher Update' digital supplement
In this compilation of all six recent Headteacher Update articles for primary schools you will find research-evidenced guidance and information on key topics for schools, including retaining teachers, academisation, effective assessment and pupil premium successes. 

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View our new Enquiring Schools video
Our Enquiring Schools programme is a tailored CPD programme for schools and colleges, built around their research-based projects to address key pressure points, aspirations and objectives. 

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A Tale of Eight Regions: Dramatic differences in the challenges facing Regional Schools Commissioners
The second report has been published from a study of the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) areas across England undertaken in 2016/17. Researchers identified the number of schools in each of the eight regions that require support in order to improve and found dramatic regional differences in the level of challenge faced by individual RSCs.

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Evidence for the Frontline evaluation
NFER researchers have evaluated the pilot of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) (2015-2016) – an online brokerage service which supports more effective use of research evidence by schools. 

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NFER is delighted to announce the appointment of Lorna Cocking as Chair of the NFER Board of Trustees. Current trustee, Lorna, will succeed Richard Bunker as Chair with effect from 1 May 2017, following Richard’s retirement from the Board. 

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23 May 2017, Prospero House, London, SE1 1GA Inside Government Forum: Primary School Assessment and Attainment
Join Acting Head of Assessment Catherine Kirkup who will be chairing this forum for senior school leaders on primary school assessment and attainment.

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