NFER Tests teacher guides
Teacher guides are available to purchase for each year group and subject and provide comprehensive guidance for administering and marking the test. Teacher guides also include access to our NFER Tests Analysis Tool to help you interpret your results.
NFER Tests Analysis Tool – NEW
The new NFER Tests Analysis Tool, available in beta version*, is an easy to use online tool to help you analyse and get the most from your raw NFER Tests data. The tool is free to access when you purchase the relevant teacher guide and replaces the Excel-based tools previously provided to support NFER Tests users. The new tool will allow you to record pupils’ marks from all NFER Tests for years 1-5 for all subjects and year groups in a quick and efficient online area to enable easy comparisons.
The tool automatically converts pupils’ raw scores to standardised and age-standardised scores, and you can generate a series of easy-to-interpret reports in a few clicks. These include:
- the Age-related Expectation report which shows pupils’ standardised scores and whether pupils have met the age-related expectations on the summer reading and mathematics tests
- the Standardised Progress report which makes a direct comparison between pupils’ scores on two different assessments
- the Question Level Analysis report which gives a more granular breakdown of results by question instead of test
- the Programme of Study report which shows your class average against areas of curriculum focus.
The NFER Tests Analysis Tool is accessed via the Online Hub. If you have purchased an NFER Tests teacher guide in the last 12 months, look out for your letter with access instructions and login details which we will be dispatching to schools later in the autumn term 2018. If you have already received your school login details and are looking to access the hub .
Note to NFER Tests customers
The NFER Tests Analysis Tool has launched in beta, which means there will be a phased release of features and functionality and we will continue to enhance the site over the upcoming months. While the tool is in beta phase, you will be able to manually add historical data to the tool. We look forward to releasing a pupil import function later this year, to make this process simpler for you. In the meantime, you are also able to continue using the Excel-based Progress Monitoring Tool and Question Grids should you wish to.