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Season's reading

It's been a busy and challenging year in education, so we would like to wish you all a very happy Holiday - and if you find some time for a little reading during your well-earned festive break, take a look at some of what NFER has been doing in our 2012 Impact Review.

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Debating some NEET propositions
Last week NFER brought together a panel of experts from education, employment and local government for a lively discussion about getting the UK's young unemployed back into work - with interesting and insightful results.

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Digging the data: TIMSS and PIRLS
Beyond the headlines about rankings and performance, what does the detailed data from large-scale international surveys such as TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 tell us about England's education system?

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Here comes the science bit
Fancy heading to the great outdoors for a bit of CPD? Take a look at Futurelab's free Pathway Inquiry Science workshops for primary and secondary science teachers and teacher trainees.

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Painting a picture of progress
If you've ordered STA optional tests in Years 3, 4 and 5, you can now take advantage of NFER’s analysis and marking service to save hours of staff time and provide a snapshot of pupils' progress.

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The proof of the pudding...
In June 2012, almost 6000 pupils from 84 schools across England sat the new NFER tests in reading and mathematics for Years 3, 4 and 5 as part of the standardisation process. What did their teachers think?

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Protecting your sources
Headteachers tell us that one of the things their stakeholders most value about our attitude surveys is NFER's independence, which allows respondents to offer honest opinions with complete anonymity.

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Research insights

Building on the recent series of reviews in the From Education to Employment research programme, Engaging the disengaged examines the impact of interventions which aim to support 14-16 year olds at risk of temporary disconnection from learning.

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CPD workshops

16 January 2013
Challenge-based learning

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18 January 2013
Independent learners

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22 January 2013
The flipped classroom

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