April 2014 Research Publications Schools About
Careers: a clear brief for schools and colleges

Careers education is a hot topic - and hot potato - at the moment, so NFER has come together with ASCL, ATL and 157 Group to offer some clear and practical ways for schools and colleges to assess their own careers provision, and develop a workable approach for this important area.

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Cautious welcome for primary progress
NFER has welcomed the emphasis on the measurement of progress, enabled by a new baseline assessment, in the Government's recent response to its primary school assessment and accountability consultation.

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Evidence use - how do others do it?
What lessons can education learn from other professions, such as medicine, about being more evidence informed? Clare O'Beirne considers some different approaches in her latest post on the NFER Blog.

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Get to grips with RCTs
Our new guide, How to... Run Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs): An Introduction, is designed to demystify the RCT process for busy teachers who want to find out more about this research method.

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Take part in our Flipped Learning study
We are seeking six schools from Scotland and six schools from England to take part in an exciting new project trialling the flipped learning pedagogy in maths during the summer and autumn terms.

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Talking about CPD
National teaching school Fallibroome Academy took an enquiry-based approach to CPD with support from Futurelab. Find out about the experiences of a teacher and their Assistant Principal.

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Latest research

Some good news from a PISA report this month with our updated report for England now including results which show England's 15 year olds have particularly good problem solving skills.

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3 May 2014
NTEN ResearchEd York
Senior research manager Matt Walker will be running an interactive session on the importance of self-evaluation, and sharing tools developed by NFER to capture the evidence of impacts resulting from CPD/school improvement work.

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