Emily Jones PGCE MEd

Senior Research Manager
assessment@nfer.ac.uk, +44(0)1753 637124

Emily has extensive experience developing and evaluating assessments for primary aged pupils. The main focus of her work for over ten years has been the National Curriculum tests in science for eleven-year-olds which are now used on a sampling basis. More recently she has written materials to assess seven year olds in Mathematics. Emily led the development of the NFER optional tests in mathematics and continues with the development of a second suite. She has also recently completed a progress test in science for use throughout Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and has contributed to the development of TIMSS science materials.

Away from test development projects, Emily has also completed a number of evaluation studies, for example to appraise the impact of a new curriculum and to determine potential reasons for differential performance in PISA and TIMSS in England. Emily also led a detailed analysis of the 2013 national mathematics curriculum in order to create leaning progressions from Reception Year to Year 1 and she has contributed to the development of training materials for ACCA’s accountancy accreditation item writers. Emily has also co-authored a published series of books designed to aid teachers in assessing science in a practical setting and contributed to guides aiming to aid teachers understanding of the recent curriculum changes.

Prior to working at NFER, Emily worked as a teacher in a variety of roles both in the UK and abroad. She has a degree in Marine Environmental Chemistry, a Masters in Education and is a Practitioner of the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe..

Selected publications

Jones, E. and Griffin, H. (2003) Scientific Minds: A Guide to Assessing Attainment Target One, nfer-Nelson, London