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Schools that work for everyone: DfE consultationDecember 2016, Policy Paper
NFER response to the DfE’s consultation 'Schools that work for everyone'.
Is maths education in England working for everyone?December 2016, Research Report
Report examining the impact of disadvantage on pupils in England from an international perspective.
Key insights from PISA 2015 for the UK nationsDecember 2016, Research Summary
Briefing providing an introduction to PISA 2015; its key findings in the UK nations and background information on social context and education systems.
Key insights from PISA 2015 (Scotland)December 2016, Research Summary
Briefing providing an introduction to PISA 2015 and its key findings in Scotland.
A tale of eight regions - Part 1November 2016, Research Report
Follow up to NFER's previous report ‘A Guide to Regional Schools Commissioners’. This report presents a comparative ‘overview’, followed by eight individual ‘region profiles’.
TIMSS 2015 in Northern IrelandNovember 2016, Research Report
Findings from TIMSS 2015 in Northern Ireland: Mathematics and Science, which updates the picture of performance from 2011. Findings of mathematics and science TIMSS 2011 achievement in England, used to inform education policy and to improve teachi
Key insights from TIMSS 2015 (Northern Ireland)November 2016, Research Summary
Briefing providing an introduction to TIMSS 2015 and its key findings in Northern Ireland.
Twenty years of TIMSS in EnglandNovember 2016, Research Summary
This briefing provides an introduction to TIMSS and its key findings in England, including results from the 2015 cycle.
SpringBoard Impact Assessment: Year 3November 2016, Research Report
Report presenting the findings of the first three years of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation evaluation. The evidence shows that SpringBoard is positively transforming the lives of pupils placed in boarding school, as well as achieving wider impacts
Providers views on apprenticeship reformNovember 2016, Research Report
Joint research project with AELP to inform future policy and practice with evidence on how providers of Apprenticeships are preparing for the reforms.
Evaluation of In HarmonyNovember 2016, Research Report
Final report including analysis of outcomes for children in 11 In Harmony schools and a matched sample of comparison schools.
NFER submission to primary assessment InquiryOctober 2016, Policy Paper
This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into primary assessment.
Key Data on Music education hubs 2015October 2016, Research Report
Secondary analysis of survey carried out by Arts Council England since 2013 on the 2014/15 school year.
Engaging teachers: teacher retention analysisSeptember 2016, Research Report
Follow-up to our previous report on teacher retention, exploring how engaged and supported teachers feel and how this relates to their intention to remain or to leave the profession.
NFER submission to multi-academy trusts inquirySeptember 2016, Policy Paper
This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into Multi-Academy Trusts.
Teacher Voice Omnibus Results - November 2015July 2016, Research Report
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including statutory assessment, curriculum reform, careers and apprenticeships and vocational programmes.
Executive headteachers: what's in a name?July 2016, Research Report
Study of executive headteachers carried out by NFER together with the National Governors' Association and The Future Leaders' Trust.
Analysis of Academy School Performance in 2015June 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.
Wellcome Trust Teacher Voice Questions - February 2016June 2016, Research Summary
The Wellcome Trust commissioned seven questions on science teaching to be included as part of the Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey.
APPG for Education Inquiry Call for Evidence: NFER responseJune 2016, Policy Paper
NFER response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Education inquiry on how well schools prepare children for their future.
NEET prevention: Keeping students engaged at KS4April 2016, Research Report
Final report in a series examining the impact of school-based programmes in place to prevent young people from becoming NEET.
Headteachers' perspectives on In HarmonyMarch 2016, Research Summary
This paper is part of the national evaluation of InHarmony, and provides an overview of a discussion group with headteachers from seven In Harmony schools.
Lead & Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder ProjectMarch 2016, Research Report
Evaluation carried out by NFER for the Welsh Government to assess the effectiveness of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project.
Longer term impact of PRIMEFebruary 2016, Research Report
This report provides interim findings from a follow-up study, examining the destinations and career choices of students who took part in the first two years of PRIME.
Characteristics of successful science educationFebruary 2016, Research Report
This report, produced for DENI, explores characteristics of education systems that are successful in science through secondary analysis of data from TIMSS 2011 and the TIMSS Encyclopaedia.
Response to consultation: coasting schoolsJanuary 2016, Policy Paper
Between October and December 2015 the DfE held a consultation on intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools. This document is NFER’s response.
Select Committee inquiry on purpose & quality of educationJanuary 2016,
Document containing written evidence to the Education Committee's inquiry into the purpose and quality of education in England.