June 2017 Research Publications Schools About
NFER assessment expert, Emily Jones, answers questions on standardisation and age-related expectations

What is standardisation and why is it so important? Emily Jones explores this topic and more in this 'Ask an expert' question and answer NFER feature for Teach Primary magazine.

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NFER response to government consultation on primary assessment
NFER has published its submission to the government consultation on primary assessment in England which closed yesterday. It gives supporting evidence for a number of recommendations and includes the views of a representative sample of over 650 primary senior leaders and classroom teachers recently surveyed by the Foundation.

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What you don't find out about England's PISA performance
It isn't always possible to say with certainty from looking at a country's rank in the PISA league tables alone whether one country or economy has definitely performed better than another. The last in our series of election factsheets explains what these tables can and can't tell us. Other factsheets were also published on: academies and maintained schools and free schools.

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Teacher retention and turnover research
Leaving rates are ‘particularly high’ for early-career teachers in EBacc subjects, new analysis reveals.

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University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines - NFER Contextual Analysis
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have increasingly become part of the schools landscape. This research report reviews how successful UTCs have been in recruiting students and examines the characteristics of these students.

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PISA-Based Test for Schools available in 2018
NFER has been accredited by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as the official UK provider of the PISA-Based Test for Schools in 2018.

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Blog round up

Keeping up with the Jönses: European mechanisms for evidence-informed policymaking
Sigrid Boyd and Claudia Sumner look at the way research evidence informs education policy in other European countries. View blog 
The importance of evidence in a post-truth world
This first of a three-part blog series on evidence-informed policymaking, addresses how our politicians can use evidence to inform policy. View blog 
School funding: Why we must not lose focus on addressing disadvantage
While the politicians argue, this blog questions if there is more that can be done at a school level? View blog

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