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PISA: some reasons to be cheerful

Coverage of the recent PISA results may have left many feeling the year was ending on a low note for UK education, but positive stories among the contextual information gathered as part of the survey should give England's schools a little Christmas cheer...

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Meet our new Chief Executive
We are delighted to introduce our new Chief Executive Carole Willis, who has taken over the role this week. Carole was formerly Director of Research and Analysis at the DfE.

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Key stage 2 writing guides out now
Our new practical guides to assessing pupils' writing at key stage 2 offer clear advice on assessing pupils' work against the new curriculum and its emphasis on grammar.

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Research in schools - how to do it
Looking in-depth into particular research methods, these succinct guides will take you step-by-step through the benefits and limitations of various approaches at each stage of your enquiry.

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Step-by-step change
In our most recent article for Headteacher Update, assessment expert Catherine Kirkup offers some pointers on making a gradual transition to the new programmes of study for primary schools.

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Measuring up?
How should primary schools be held to account following the scrapping of assessment levels from the new National Curriculum? Read NFER's response to the Goverment's consultation on the subject.

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Work with us

Do you know a retired or part-time colleague who may be looking for some interesting, occasional work? NFER is looking for qualified retired, part-time or former teachers to increase its pool of test administrators in England.

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15 January 2014
North of England Education Conference
NFER experts Tami McCrone and Kelly Kettlewell will be speaking about 'Engaging the Disengaged' at this major annual event. You can also visit us at Stand 9 to find out more about our research, products and services for schools.

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