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Bringing NFER evidence to the blogosphere

As part of our mission to inform improvements in the education and lives of learners, we have launched The NFER blog - where our experts will share their evidence and expertise, adding their voices to current educational debate.

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Two tools to help with test marking
The answer booklets are in - so what do you do next to get the most useful information from them? We've added new features to our optional tests package to help.

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What works to create STEM appeal?
How can we attract more youngsters to engage with STEM beyond compulsory education level? NFER sets out some key messages for schools and policy makers.

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Tackling those tricky transitions
The latest of our practical guides for schools offers advice on supporting young people to make effective transitions into further education and employment.

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Your school - from every angle
Gathering feedback from parents, pupils or staff using attitude surveys is a good way to inform improvement planning; but gathering feedback from pupils and parents and staff using attitude surveys is a great one!

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An unbiased view of what the (test) papers say
If you would like your year 3, 4 and 5 optional test papers independently marked and expertly analysed, there is still time to place an order for our analysis and marking service - the deadline is 17 May.

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A hi-tech date for the diary
Futurelab at NFER is pleased to be supporting Education ICT, an event designed to help schools keep their ICT provision in step with current advances. Take advantage of our special £100 discount!

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Expert advice

Our latest feature for Headteacher Update offers some page-turning solutions to the perennial problem of boys' underachievement in reading.

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Research insights

With last week being National Gardening Week, what better time to reflect on the value of gardening in schools, and its positive impact on children's learning and behaviour?

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