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Factsheet: Academies and maintained schools
Factsheet: Academies and maintained schools
Gee Geoff, Jack Worth and David Sims May 2015, Policy Paper

This is the second of four factsheets published just prior to the 2015 United Kingdom General Election on academies and maintained schools.



Achievement at key stage 4 of young people in care
Achievement at key stage 4 of young people in care
Felicity Fletcher-Campbell and Tamsin Archer June 2003, Research Report

The Department of Health and the DfES, together with the LGA, jointly sponsored the NFER to undertake a research project looking into the education of young people in public care.



Achievement of 15-year-olds in England: PISA 2006 National Report
Achievement of 15-year-olds in England: PISA 2006 National Report
Jenny Bradshaw, Linda Sturman, Hanna Vappula et al December 2007, Research Report

This is the PISA 2006 national report for England.



PISA 2012 National Report for England
PISA 2012 National Report for England
Rebecca Wheater, Robert Ager, Bethan Burge and Juliet Sizmur December 2013, Research Report

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a survey of mathematics, science and reading skills involving 65 countries around the world. This is the national report for England from PISA 2012.



PISA 2012 National Report for Wales
PISA 2012 National Report for Wales
Rebecca Wheater, Robert Ager, Bethan Burge and Juliet Sizmur December 2013, Research Report

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a survey of mathematics, science and reading skills involving 65 countries around the world. This is the national report for Wales from PISA 2012.



Achievement of 15-year-olds in Wales: PISA 2006 National Report
Achievement of 15-year-olds in Wales: PISA 2006 National Report
Jenny Bradshaw, Linda Sturman, Hanna Vappula et al November 2007, Research Report

This is the PISA 2006 national report for Wales.



Acting with intent: Theatre companies and their education programmes
Acting with intent: Theatre companies and their education programmes
Dick Downing, Mary Ashworth and Alison Stott April 2002, Research Report

This research report presents an analysis of the educational role and practices of ten very different theatre companies in England, as described by their staff.



Action research: Making a difference in education
Action research: Making a difference in education
Alison Lawson October 2009, Professional Development

This publication brings together articles based on action research from practical research for education, and is a call to action for all those thinking of carrying out their own research.



Active citizenship and young people: Opportunities, experiences and challenges in and beyond school citizenship education. Longitudinal Study: fourth annual report
Active citizenship and young people: Opportunities, experiences and challenges in and beyond school citizenship education. Longitudinal Study: fourth annual report
Eleanor Ireland, David Kerr, Joana Lopes et al May 2006, Research Report

This report sets out the findings from the second phase of the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study and visits to ten case-study schools.



Active citizenship and young people: Key messages for school leaders and teachers
Active citizenship and young people: Key messages for school leaders and teachers
NFER June 2006, Research Summary

This broadsheet includes some findings from the latest report from the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study that teachers, school leaders and others involved in delivering citizenship may find helpful.



Active citizenship and young people: The views of young people
Active citizenship and young people: The views of young people
David Kerr June 2006, Research Summary

This broadsheet, aimed at young people, summarises students' views and experiences of active citizenship, encouraging young people to reflect upon and question their own experiences of active citizenship.



Active citizenship in INCA countries: Definitions, policies, practices and outcomes
Active citizenship in INCA countries: Definitions, policies, practices and outcomes
Julie Nelson and David Kerr October 2006, Research Report

This thematic study on active citizenship was sponsored by QCA in the course of its work on the 20-country International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive.



Admissions and exclusions of pupils with special educational needs
Admissions and exclusions of pupils with special educational needs
Anne Wilkin, Tamsin Archer, Kate Ridley et al February 2005, Research Report

This research project aimed to address a lack of empirical evidence surrounding the admission and exclusion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN).



Admissions/place planning probe
Admissions/place planning probe
Tamsin Archer and Felicity Fletcher-Campbell June 2005, Research Report

This probe, focusing on admissions and place planning, was designed to identify the key issues affecting local authorities in this area, to inform key priorities for future LGA research.



Admissions: who goes where? Messages from the statistics
Admissions: who goes where? Messages from the statistics
Tamsin Chamberlain, Simon Rutt and Felicity Fletcher-Campbell August 2006, Research Report

This study examined the representativeness of local communities within the school admissions system by comparing the profile of pupils in schools with that of pupils in the local communities.



Advising research-engaged schools: A role for local authorities
Advising research-engaged schools: A role for local authorities
Caroline Sharp, Graham Handscombe, Anna Eames et al September 2008, Research Report

This booklet aims to help local authorities envisage what research-engaged schools have to offer and how local authorities can encourage their development.



Age of starting school and the early years curriculum
Age of starting school and the early years curriculum
Caroline Sharp October 1998, Policy Paper

This paper presents an overview of research into early childhood education.



Aims and values in primary education: England and other countries
Aims and values in primary education: England and other countries
Maha Shuayb and Sharon O'Donnell January 2008, Research Report

This report was commissioned for the Primary Review and reviews and compares policy documents, legislation and published research on the aims, purposes and values of primary education across six countries.



Aims in motion: Dance companies and their education programmes
Aims in motion: Dance companies and their education programmes
Kate Castle, Mary Ashworth and Pippa Lord April 2002, Research Report

This research report considers the educational role and practice of ten very different dance companies based in England, from the perspective of company members and freelance artists working for them.



Alcohol education for young people: A review of the literature 1983-1992
Alcohol education for young people: A review of the literature 1983-1992
Caroline Sharp November 1994, Research Report

This report reviews the literature on alcohol education for young people published between 1983 to 1992, and presents an overview of the area, describing developments in education programmes.



Allocating secondary school places: A study of policy and practice
Allocating secondary school places: A study of policy and practice
Sandra Jowett September 1995, Research Report

This research examined how parents are involved in decisions about which secondary school their children will attend, and their satisfaction with the allocation of school places and the appeals procedures.



Alternative education provision at key stage 4
Alternative education provision at key stage 4
Mairi Ann Cullen, Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Elizabeth Bowen et al October 2000, Research Report

NFER carried out a survey of schools in a sample of LEAs, asking them what alternative curriculum programmes they used for some students at key stage 4.



Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs
Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs
Kerry Martin and Richard White May 2012, Research Report

This study, commissioned by the LGA, explores the ways in which young people with SEN access and engage in alternative provision in five local authority areas.



Analysis of Academy School Performance in 2015
Analysis of Academy School Performance in 2015
Jack Worth June 2016, Research Report

Report compares 2015 attainment results and Ofsted ratings of sponsored and converter academies with groups of maintained schools that had similar characteristics.



Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2013
Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2013
Jack Worth October 2014, Research Report

FInal report of project undertaken for the LGA to investigate how performance in national examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar non-academies



Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2014
Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2014
Jack Worth July 2015, Research Report

Investigation of how performance in national GCSE examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar local authority maintained schools.



Analysis of academy school performance in the 2011 and 2012 GCSEs
Analysis of academy school performance in the 2011 and 2012 GCSEs
Simon Rutt and Ben Styles November 2013, Research Report

A statistical analysis of GCSE data to determine whether there is any differential progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 that can be associated with schools status.



Analysis of Children and Young People's Plans 2007
Analysis of Children and Young People's Plans 2007
Mary Atkinson May 2008, Research Report

In 2006, EMIE collected all the Children and Young People’s Plans and made them available on the EMIE website and NFER published an analysis of a sample of the plans.



Analysis of Hyderabad data from the 'Jolly Phonics' Initiative to investigate its impact on pupil progress in reading and spelling - India
Analysis of Hyderabad data from the 'Jolly Phonics' Initiative to investigate its impact on pupil progress in reading and spelling - India
Ian Schagen and Yarim Shamsan July 2007, Research Report

NFER’s statisticians were commissioned to analyse the 'Jolly Phonics' dataset, an initiative in Hyderabad to improve pupils’ progress in Reading and Spelling.



Analysis of international data on the impact of private schooling - Hyderabad, India
Analysis of international data on the impact of private schooling - Hyderabad, India
Ian Schagen and Yarim Shamsan March 2007, Research Report

NFER's statisticians were commissioned by the E.G. West Centre in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle to analyse an international schooling dataset from Hyderabad in India.



Analysis of the PIRLS 2011 Data:  Save the Children
Analysis of the PIRLS 2011 Data: Save the Children
Jenny Lenkeit and Bethan Burge October 2014, Research Report

This report commissioned Save the Children, aims to provide international research evidence to support a major UK initiative, Read On. Get On.



Annual survey of trends in primary education: Survey of 2004
Annual survey of trends in primary education: Survey of 2004
Claire Easton, Sarah Knight and Lesley Kendall May 2005, Research Report

The report presents the findings from the Annual Survey of Trends in Primary Education, a series of questionnaire surveys of primary schools, and makes recommendations for further research.



Annual survey of trends in secondary education: Report for 2005
Annual survey of trends in secondary education: Report for 2005
Sarah Knight, Geoff Taggart and Lesley Kendall March 2006, Research Report

The Annual survey of trends in secondary education: report for 2005, providing a 'snapshot' of the current position in secondary education and a baseline for future surveys.



An approach to test development
An approach to test development
Tandi Clausen-May January 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.



Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training - a review
Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training - a review
Julie Nelson and Lisa O'Donnell March 2012, Research Report

This report explores what available research tells us about successful approaches to tackling the NEET problem at a general level and at the level of the different NEET sub-groups.



Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities - a Literature Review
Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities - a Literature Review
Mark Robinson and Kerry Martin December 2008, Research Report

This research project was commissioned by the Children's Workforce Development Council to explore the range of issues around working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople.



Aptitude testing for university entrance: A literature review
Aptitude testing for university entrance: A literature review
Angus McDonald, Paul Newton, Chris Whetton and Pauline Benefield February 2001, Research Report

This report presents the results of a literature review on aptitude testing for university entrance, commissioned by the Sutton Trust.



Artists in schools: A handbook for teachers and artists
Artists in schools: A handbook for teachers and artists
Caroline Sharp and Karen Dust March 1997, Research Report

This report is based on extensive research in primary and secondary schools, and offers advice on how to plan, run and evaluate your art projects.



Arts education in secondary schools: Effects and Effectiveness
Arts education in secondary schools: Effects and Effectiveness
John Harland, Kay Kinder, Pippa Lord et al October 2000, Research Report

This publication from NFER brings together in two volumes details of completed research in the United Kingdom.



Arts in their view: A study of youth participation in the arts
Arts in their view: A study of youth participation in the arts
John Harland, Kay Kinder and Kate Hartley March 1995, Research Report

This report presents a wealth of new information, including evidence on young people's leisure activities, their attitudes to the arts, and their perceptions of the effects of arts involvement.



The arts-education interface: A mutual learning triangle?
The arts-education interface: A mutual learning triangle?
John Harland, Pippa Lord, Alison Stott et al June 2005, Research Report

The report discusses the Arts and Education Interface initiative's implications for practice and policy regarding artists in education.



Assessing Enterprise Capability - guidance for schools
Assessing Enterprise Capability - guidance for schools
Thomas Spielhofer and Sarah Lynch December 2008, Practical Guide

This guidance document is based on the findings of a research study to find out whether schools had adopted or were planning to adopt any approaches to assessing enterprise capability.



Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in key stage 3 science
Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in key stage 3 science
Naomi Rowe May 2010, Research Report

NFER surveyed the views of Local Authority secondary science consultants on Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP), investigating what progress had been made and their emerging opinions.



Assessing reading: from theories to classrooms
Assessing reading: from theories to classrooms
Marian Sainsbury, Colin Harrison and Andrew Watts June 2006, Research Report

This book sets out to explore some of the theories, practices and conflicts that surround the idea of reading at the beginning of the 21st century.



Assessing the International Dimension in Education in schools in Wales: Phase II
Assessing the International Dimension in Education in schools in Wales: Phase II
Jane Nicholas, Martin Pollard, Robert Smith and Stephen Thomas September 2010, Research Report

NFER and CEWC-Cymru worked closely with the British Council to measure the impact of the International Dimension in Education in schools in Wales.



Assessment and social justice
Assessment and social justice
John Gardner, Bryn Holmes and Ruth Leitch January 2009, Research Report

This review examines the role that educational assessment plays within a social justice context relating mainly to educational assessments for school-age students.



Assessment for learning in primary science: Practices and benefits
Assessment for learning in primary science: Practices and benefits
Claire Hodgson September 2010, Research Report

This review will be useful for teachers, headteachers and policymakers interested in science and how AfL can help teaching and learning.



Astroversity: A Futurelab prototype research report
Astroversity: A Futurelab prototype research report
Mary Ulicsak December 2004, Research Report





Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven: Full report
Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven: Full report
Marian Sainsbury and Rebecca Clarkson March 2008, Research Report

In June 2007 NFER ran a reading survey of year 4 and year 6 children to determine current attitudes to reading.



Attitudes to school of top primary and first-year secondary pupils
Attitudes to school of top primary and first-year secondary pupils
Wendy Keys, Sue Harris and Cres Fernandes November 1995, Research Report

This report compared the attitudes towards school of pupils in their final year at primary school (Year 6) with pupils in their first year at secondary school (Year 7).



Audit of the Bloodhound Education Programme
Audit of the Bloodhound Education Programme
Suzanne Straw, Jennifer Jeffes, Anneka Dawson and Pippa Lord January 2015, Research Report

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned by the Bloodhound Education Programme (BEP) to conduct an audit of its activities throughout 2012 and early 2013.



Autism and educational assessment: UK policy and practice
Autism and educational assessment: UK policy and practice
Kath Wilkinson and Liz Twist September 2010, Research Report

This research, funded by NFER, investigated UK assessment policy and practice for mainstream-educated pupils who are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).



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