Assessment and qualifications
E-assessment - an update on research, policy and practiceJanuary 2007, Research Report
This update covers the areas of research projects and reviews; policy changes and developments; and market place and practitioner developments.
Pupils' experiences and perspectives of the National Curriculum and assessment: Final report for the research reviewOctober 2006, Research Report
The NFER has carried out a review of the research on pupils’ experiences of and perspectives on the curriculum published in the UK between 1989 and 2005.
Exploring the importance of graders in determining pupils' examination results using cross-classified multilevel modellingSeptember 2006, Conference Paper
This paper was presented at the European Conference on Educational Research on 14 September 2006 at the University of Geneva.
Cross-nation research into mutual recognition of teaching qualificationsApril 2006, Research Report
Research into the contents of the standards and routes to teaching qualifications in the UK nation states and the Republic of Ireland.
Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: Outcomes for the first cohortAugust 2005, Research Report
The DfES commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the first cohort of participants to the Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme.
Evaluation of increased flexibility for 14 to 16 year olds programme: The second yearJanuary 2005, Research Report
The DfES commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the first and second cohorts of Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme students.
An approach to test developmentJanuary 2001, Research Report
This book explains some of the nuts and bolts of sound test development, offering an insight into the sometimes puzzling world of tests and testing.
How do season of birth and length of schooling affect children's attainment at key stage 1? A question revisitedDecember 1997, Research Report
A study of a national random sample in 1995 of 114 schools in 50 English and Welsh LEAs, showing that autumn-born children did best and summer-borns did least well.
Hitting the targets: Evaluation of progress towards foundation targets 1 and 3 by English regionJuly 1997, Research Report
This report is essential reading for all those concerned about progress towards Foundation Targets at the national, regional or local level.
SATs the inside story: The development of the first national assessments for seven-year-olds, 1989-1995October 1996, Research Report
This book marks the end of the project of writing the SATs tests, with a series of reflections of this experience from the researchers involved.
How reliable is National Curriculum assessment?April 1994, Research Report
This book covers a wide range of topics, including philosophical issues and technical statistical techniques, as well as practical results and research based on in-depth classroom observation.
Supporting assessment in school: The role of the LEAsJanuary 1993, Research Report
This NFER project investigated the various arrangements made for supporting teachers of pupils in key stage 1 and key stage 3 and the effectiveness of this support.
Teacher views on baseline assessmentJanuary 1940, Policy Paper
NFER comments on the DfE conclusions, including baseline assessment.
Delivering a reception baseline assessmentJanuary 1940, Policy Paper
In September 2017, the Government published its response to the Department for Education’s consultation on primary assessment in which is specified that a new reception baseline assessment (RBA) would be introduced to enable progress of a whole cohor