December 2017 Research Publications Schools About
Ending the year with a thought on job satisfaction

New insights from NFER, released this month, indicates that improved job satisfaction is the main driver for teachers who leave the profession. As 2017 comes to an end, this research, titled: Is the Grass Greener Beyond Teaching? and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, urges policymakers aiming to increase teacher retention to focus on improving job satisfaction, and tackling workload and long working hours. 

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Last chance to save on reliable KS2 assessments
Order by 31 December to save up to 10% on our popular KS2 NFER Tests. Orders placed this year will be delivered from 5 January 2018. Please call our enquiry line team on 01753 637007 if you require tests in December. 

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NFER comment on results of PIRLS 2016
The latest results from PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) were published on 5 December. NFER was responsible for delivering the survey in Northern Ireland (NI) and reporting on the results.

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Ensure your school is on track for the new year
NFER School Surveys for parents, pupils and staff are ideal for gathering valuable feedback to help ensure your school is on track for the new year. Order now to have your surveys ready for January 2018.

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Evaluation of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) – Year One
The first evaluation of University Technical College (UTC) approaches to curriculum design and employer engagement has found that project-based learning and employer involvement has helped to create more well-rounded, work-ready students.

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Video guide: Getting started with the Progress Monitoring Tool
Access to our Progress Monitoring Tool and Question Grids are free to schools using NFER Tests. Watch this video walkthrough of the Progress Monitoring Tool to see how it can help you get more from your tests.

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Christmas opening hours

Our enquiry line will be closed between 23 December and 1 January inclusive. If you have any questions about our products and services you can call our team on 01753 637007 or email until 5.15pm on 22 December.

PIRLS 2016 results and the importance of teaching
With the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results released in December, NFER’s Juliet Sizmur looks at what they tell us about education in England.

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