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Teacher Voice Questions for DfE - June 2015December 2015, Research Summary
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, mental health support and provision, pupil behaviour and bullying and school leadership.
Evaluation of STEMNET 2011-15December 2015, Research Summary
Summary report of an evaluation of STEMNET's operations and impact from 2011-2015, focusing on the STEM Ambassadors Programme, the STEM Clubs Programme, and Schools' STEM Advisory Network.
Flipped learning research reportDecember 2015, Research Report
This small-scale study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching.
Flipped learning practitioner guideDecember 2015, Practical Guide
This guide and accompanying materials provide guidance to schools on how to implement flipped learning and the potential benefits of this approach.
Should I stay or should I go?November 2015, Research Report
This report analyses the data from a range of different sources to provide new insights into the nature of the current teacher supply challenge.
A review of technical educationNovember 2015, Research Report
The Association of Colleges commissioned NFER to carry out a rapid literature review to identify the key characteristics and essential elements of teaching and learning in technical and vocational education.
NFER submission to the Education Select Commitee's inquiry on teacher supplyNovember 2015, Policy Paper
This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into Recruitment and retention of teachers.
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupilsNovember 2015, Research Report
Analysis of English school performance data investigating the role of school characteristics, strategies and implementation approaches in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment.
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: BriefingNovember 2015, Practical Guide
This briefing for school leaders summarises strategies used by the most successful schools in supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. It is based on national research conducted for the DfE.
SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 2November 2015, Research Report
This report presents the findings of the second year of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation evaluation. Evidence shows that the scheme is having a positive impact on pupils.
Quality Principles for work with Young PeopleOctober 2015, Research Report
This report reviews a pilot of seven quality principles for the arts and cultural sector, which have been developed by for work for, by and with children and young people.
Cultural Education Partnerships (England) Pilot StudyOctober 2015, Research Report
This report presents findings from an independent evaluation of pilot local Cultural Education Partnerships carried out by NFER for the Cultural Education Partnership Group.
PISA in Practice - Cognitive Activation in MathsSeptember 2015, Research Report
Part of a series showcasing findings from PISA 2012, this report focuses on Cognitive Activation and how it is related to achievement.
PISA in Practice - Tackling low performance in MathsSeptember 2015, Research Report
Part of a series showcasing findings from PISA 2012, this report focuses on the links between pupil attitudes and behaviours and low attainment in maths.
PISA in Practice - England's high performance in ScienceSeptember 2015, Research Report
Part of a series showcasing findings from PISA 2012, this report explores the characteristics of those pupils who were high performers in the PISA science and problem-solving assessments.
A Guide to Regional Schools CommissionersSeptember 2015, Research Report
This report explains the background and role of Regional School Commissioners (RSCs), who were appointed in September 2014 to oversee the growing numbers of academies in England.
Evaluation of AET's Talk About Alcohol InterventionSeptember 2015, Research Report
The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) commissioned NFER to conduct an independent evaluation of their Talk About Alcohol intervention. This showed some evidence of a delay in the age of drinking alcohol.
Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 2 Interim ReportAugust 2015, Research Report
This report into Year 2 of the In Harmony social and music education programme shows that the programme continues to support children's music making and playing, social wellbeing and future aspirations.
Perry Beeches Coaching ProgrammeJuly 2015, Research Report
This trial assessed the impact of the Perry Beeches Coaching Programme, which had a positive impact on Year 7 pupils’ attainment in reading, spelling and grammar.
Reception baseline researchJuly 2015, Research Report
The DfE commissioned NFER to research the accountability context of the new reception baseline assessment, which will be the only measure used to assess the progress of children in primary schools from entry to the end of key stage 2.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - November 2014July 2015, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, initial teacher training (ITT) routes, teacher pensions, careers guidance and the pupil premium.
Tutor Trust PrimaryJuly 2015, Research Report
Evaluation of the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics attainment of Year 6-7 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and of their assessment of the quality of the service provided.
Tutor Trust SecondaryJuly 2015, Research Report
Evaluation assessed the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics GCSE results of Year 11 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and their assessments of the quality of service provided.
Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2014July 2015, Research Report
Investigation of how performance in national GCSE examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar local authority maintained schools.
Improving Numeracy and LiteracyJune 2015, Research Report
This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of the Improving Numeracy and Literacy programme, which aimed to improve the numeracy and literacy abilities of pupils in Year 2.
Phonics Screening Check evaluationJune 2015, Research Report
This is the final report from the Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check (PSC). The evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and undertaken by NFER.
Review of SESLIP's Peer Challenge ProgrammeJune 2015, Research Report
The review aimed to provide a qualitative narrative of the Peer Challenge Programme for SESLIP.
Review of the value of vocational qualificationsJune 2015, Research Report
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) commissioned NFER to carry out a small-scale rapid literature review of the value of vocational qualifications offered in the UK by JCQ members.
Academies: time to learn the lessonsMay 2015, Policy Paper
Our latest NFER Thinks paper calls for the long term outcomes of learners to be considered in any future increase in the number of academies and for evaluation to be embedded in the process.
Young people and e-safetyMay 2015, Research Report
This report looks at the online activities of London’s young people. The report highlights that children and young people use technology to have fun, study and communicate with others.
A guide to the evidence on academiesApril 2015, Research Report
This report presents the findings from a rapid review of evidence on the performance of academy schools, based on 13 key studies
School choice: The parent viewApril 2015, Research Report
This quantitative report presents parents’ views of school choice, local accountability and academy schools.
How to provide work experience: Top Tips for leadersApril 2015, Practical Guide
The provision of work experience for young people is a core part of 16 to 19 study programmes. This Top Tips guide offers advice to schools and colleges wishing to further develop work experience opportunities.
Case study report: Delivering 16-19 study programmesApril 2015, Research Report
Case study report presenting findings from research commissioned by the DfE on 'Sharing innovative approaches and overcoming barriers in delivering 16-19 study programmes’ principles'.
Key data on Music Education Hubs 2014March 2015, Research Report
Secondary analysis of a survey conducted by Arts Council Emgland on Music Education Hubs, which were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people.
LARC6: 'Child neglect is everyone's business'March 2015, Research Report
LARC6 examined how LAs can work differently to identify child neglect at an early stage and encourage effective, low-cost solutions drawing particularly on the strengths of the family network and the wider community
Impact of Bikeability on response to hazardsMarch 2015, Research Report
Report of research testing whether Bikeability training improves a child’s ability to perceive and appropriately respond to on-road hazards faced by people who cycle.
Randomised trial evaluation of the In:tuition programmeMarch 2015, Research Report
This randomised control trial examined the impact of the In:tuition alcohol education and life skills programme on primary and secondary students’ attitudes, knowledge and drinking behaviour.
Improving employability skills: Summary reportMarch 2015, Research Summary
This report is a summary of a research conducted into how secondary schools, colleges, SMEs and micro-businesses work together to improve young people's employability skills and successful transition into work
Improving employability skills: Case study reportMarch 2015, Research Report
This report comprises case studies from research into how secondary schools, colleges, SMEs and micro-businesses in London and the South East work together to improve young people’s employability skills and successful transition into work.
Improving employability: Connect cardMarch 2015, Practical Guide
A 'connect card' has been produced by NFER and three partner organisations to help education organisations - schools and colleges - to develop effective partnerships with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Catch up Literacy: Evaluation ReportFebruary 2015, Research Report
This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of Catch Up® Literacy - a structured one-to-one intervention for pupils aged 6 to 14 who are struggling to learn to read.
Talk for Literacy: Evaluation ReportFebruary 2015, Research Report
This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of a speaking and listening intervention combining two programmes: the Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme (VEIP) and the Narrative Intervention.
Performance descriptors risk undermining teacher assessment benefitsFebruary 2015, Policy Paper
This paper examines the implications of the proposed performance descriptors, and argues that without revisions they risk undermining the benefits of teacher assessment.
A world-class teaching professionFebruary 2015, Policy Paper
Between 9 December 2014 and 2 February 2015 the Government conducted a consultation into its vision for a world-class teaching profession and the establishment of a College of Teaching.
SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 1February 2015, Research Report
Evaluation of The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation.
Audit of the Bloodhound Education ProgrammeJanuary 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.