January 2018 Research Publications Schools About
New Spring 2018 Primary Portfolio

We are delighted to share with you our new Spring 2018 Primary Portfolio, including some of the exciting updates we have made to our range of products and services in the last year. Highlights include: new Key Stage 1 assessments, additional free resources and the Analysis and Marking Service for 2018 (find out more about this service below). 

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School Funding in England Since 2010 - What The Key Evidence Tells Us
This new NFER report summarises the changes to school funding that have taken place during 2010-17 and looks at existing evidence on the impact that these changes have had on patterns of expenditure in schools and their effects, particularly in relation to disadvantaged pupils.

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An introduction to age-appropriate summative assessment in Key Stage 1
Are you looking for child-friendly and age-appropriate Key Stage 1 assessments that provide accurate and useful data? In this free 30 minute webinar NFER test developer, Heather Bamforth, will demonstrate how our new NFER assessments for Years 1 and 2 can do just that.

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Spotlight on multi-academy trusts (MATs) - new blog series
This series of blogs on MATs explores what we know so far about outcomes for pupils in MATs, three areas where there is a growing evidence base and the headline news from the latest DfE statistical first release on the performance of state-funded schools in MATs in England.

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Free 'How to' Guides covering popular topics of research
As well as continuing to offer a wide variety of free resources and publications, we have now made our ‘How to’ Guides available to download for free, giving you a quick and easy way to digest different aspects of research. 

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NFER Tests Analysis and Marking Service
Our Analysis and Marking Service is once again available to schools using NFER Tests in summer 2018, giving the opportunity to have them independently marked by our expert panel of markers, enabling teachers to reduce workload and gain valuable additional insights.

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The most popular NFER blogs of 2017
From the shock general election to the long-awaited careers strategy, what a year 2017 was in the world of education. Throughout last year, we blogged on some of the hottest topics in education. See our round-up of the most popular articles on our blog below. 

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22 February 2018, London
Senior Research Manager, Sarah Lynch will be speaking about teacher retention rates at the Policy-UK Forum - Next Steps for the UK Teaching Profession - Teacher Training, Recruitment and Retention.  
1 March 2018, London
NFER's David Thomas, will present at the Westminster Education Forum on ‘Evidence-informed Teaching’ on NFER’s work with ASCL and SSAT to produce an evidence-informed CPD resource for teachers. 
15-17 March 2018, NEC Birmingham
We will be at Stand H74 near the Central Feature Stage, where you can speak to one of our assessment experts. In addition NFER's Liz Twist will be joined by Sir Andrew Carter from the South Farnham School Educational Trust to speak on ‘Using evidence from standardised tests to show attainment and progress’ on Friday 16 March at 13.15.

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