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The back on track alternative provision pilots: Final reportOctober 2012, Research Report
The DfE commissioned NFER to conduct research into 12 alternative provision pilots established through the 2008 White Paper, Back on Track: A strategy for modernising alternative provision for young people.
Barriers to participation in education and trainingJune 2010, Research Report
This study explores the barriers and constraints young people currently face when deciding what to do at the end of their compulsory schooling in Year 11.
Basic skills and key skills: A review of international literatureJanuary 2005, Research Report
This is a National Council Education and Learning Wales (ELWa) commissioned report on evidence-based research into international good practice in the provision of basic and key skills.
Behaviour in Scottish schoolsOctober 2006, Research Report
The findings reported here are from research conducted by the NFER for the Scottish Executive between November 2005 and July 2006.
A best practice review of the role of schools forumsMay 2012, Research Report
Research for the LGA involving a desk review of current models of schools forums and case-studies based on telephone interviews with LA officers, forum Chairs, forum members and constituent members.
Beyond the digital divide: Rethinking digital inclusion for the 21st centuryJanuary 2007, Research Report
This report considers the reasons why the digital divide remains a complex and entrenched social problem.
BIS research paper number 85: Research into training for young adults aged 19 to 24 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)February 2013, Research Report
BIS commissioned the NFER to carry out research to establish how well colleges and third sector organisations were able to prepare learners for further learning, apprenticeships and other work.
Bloodhound education programme: Follow-up audit of activitiesFebruary 2012, Research Report
NFER was commissioned in January 2012 to undertake a Follow-up Audit of Activities to explore how the Bloodhound Education Programme had progressed since 2009.
Bloodhound Education Programme: Independent audit of activitiesNovember 2009, Research Report
The Royal Academy of Engineering commissioned NFER to carry out an independent audit of the Bloodhound Education Programme activities; a project aimed at designing and building a super sonic car.
Boys' achievement, progress, motivation and participation: Issues raised by recent literatureMarch 1999, Research Report
This report reviews the recent literature on the topic reported that boys’ standards of achievement fell below those of girls.
Bridging the gap: A synthesis of research into the supply and the demand of built environment education in schools (Engaging Places research summary)January 2007, Research Report
NFER was commissioned to undertake two research projects which independently considered the supply side (providers) and the demand/audience side (teachers/schools) of built environment education.
Broadening the spectrumAugust 2006, Research Report
A study of Image & Identity, a collaborative museum education initiative led by the V&A and involving five regional museum partners and NCH, the children''s charity.
BSF school report: B+ for attendance but C- for attainmentOctober 2010, Research Summary
This article reports research based on Partnerships for Schools’ published list of completed Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
But what does it mean? The use of effect sizes in educational researchJune 2004, Research Report
This book details six papers presented at an invitational seminar, on how the concept of ‘effect sizes’ can be applied to complex educational analyses.