English literacy and language

Perry Beeches Coaching Programme
Perry Beeches Coaching Programme
Pippa Lord, Sally Bradshaw, Eleanor Stevens and Ben Styles July 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.



Improving Numeracy and Literacy
Improving Numeracy and Literacy
Jack Worth, Juliet Sizmur, Rob Ager and Ben Styles June 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 evaluation
Phonics Screening Check evaluation
Matthew Walker, Marian Sainsbury, Jack Worth et al June 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.



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.



Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme
Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme
Ben Styles, Eleanor Stevens, Sally Bradshaw and Rebecca Clarkson October 2014, Research Report

Report of randomised controlled trial activities produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of the Vocabulary Enrichment Full Programme



Initial Evaluation of the Impact of Big Writing
Initial Evaluation of the Impact of Big Writing
Jennie Harland, Laura Lynn and Marian Sainsbury August 2014, Research Report

This report presents the findings from an independent initial evaluation of Big Writing carried out by the NFER for Oxford University Press.



Phonics screening check evaluation
Phonics screening check evaluation
Matthew Walker, Shelley Bartlett, Helen Betts et al June 2014, Research Report

This second interim report sets out the latest findings from an evaluation of the phonics screening check, commissioned by the Department for Education and undertaken by NFER.



Chatterbooks
Chatterbooks
Ben Styles, Rebecca Clarkson and Katherine Fowler May 2014, Research Report

This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of the Chatterbooks reading scheme.



Practical guide to assessing narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at upper KS2
Practical guide to assessing narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at upper KS2
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Practical Guide

Practical guide to help teachers make reliable and valid assessments of narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at upper key stage 2. Contains worked-through writing examples.



Practical guide to assessing narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at lower KS2
Practical guide to assessing narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at lower KS2
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Practical Guide

Practical guide to help teachers make reliable and valid assessments of narrative writing, autobiographical and biographical writing at lower key stage 2. Contains worked-through writing examples.



Practical guide to assessing non-chronological report writing and descriptive writing at lower KS2
Practical guide to assessing non-chronological report writing and descriptive writing at lower KS2
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Practical Guide

Practical guide to help teachers make reliable and valid assessments of non-chronological report writing and letter writing at lower key stage 2. Contains worked-through writing examples.



Practical guide to assessing explanatory writing recount and journalistic writing at upper KS2
Practical guide to assessing explanatory writing recount and journalistic writing at upper KS2
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Practical Guide

Practical guide to help teachers make reliable and valid assessments of non-chronological report writing and letter writing at upper key stage 2. Contains worked-through writing examples.



Practical guides to assessing writing at key stage 2: volumes 1-4
Practical guides to assessing writing at key stage 2: volumes 1-4
National Foundation for Educational Research October 2013, Practical Guide

A set of practical guides to help teachers make reliable and valid assessments of pupil writing tasks at key stage 2. Guides contain worked-through examples of pupils' writing to assist moderation.



Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check: First Interim Report
Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check: First Interim Report
Matthew Walker, Shelley Bartlett, Helen Betts et al June 2013, Research Report

The first interim report from an evaluation aimed at providing an overview of participating schools’ phonics teaching practices and the implementation and impacts associated with the phonics screening check.



An evaluation of Poetry Train, 2011-12
An evaluation of Poetry Train, 2011-12
Louise Cooper, Eleanor Stevens and Marian Sainsbury June 2013, Research Report

This is an evaluation of Poetry Train, a training programme designed by the Poetry Society to support student teachers training to teach in primary schools.



Evaluation of Booktime in England 2012-2013
Evaluation of Booktime in England 2012-2013
Harriet Weaving and Rose Cook May 2013, Research Report

Booktrust commissioned NFER to conduct an evaluation of the Booktime programme in England to build on the findings of previous Booktime evaluations, providing insight into stakeholders’ perceptions of the programme.



Early intervention and prevention in the context of integrated services: Evidence from C4EO and Narrowing the Gap reviews
Early intervention and prevention in the context of integrated services: Evidence from C4EO and Narrowing the Gap reviews
Caroline Sharp, Jenny Lenkeit, Caroline Filmer-Sankey and Bethan Burge August 2010, Research Report

This report focuses on early intervention and prevention, in the context of integrated services, and aims to add to the debate on ensuring that early intervention helps to improve outcomes.



Effective teaching of inference and deduction skills for reading: Literature review
Effective teaching of inference and deduction skills for reading: Literature review
Anne Kispal May 2008, Research Report

A literature review, commissioned by DCSF, to uncover what is known about the reading skills of inference and deduction, was conducted in late 2007.



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.



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.



Playing for Success: An evaluation of its long term impact
Playing for Success: An evaluation of its long term impact
Caroline Sharp, Tamsin Chamberlain, Jo Morrison and Caroline Filmer-Sankey April 2007, Research Report

This study investigated whether there was evidence of longer term changes in pupils' performance in maths and English associated with attending Playing for Success.



Current levels of literacy and numeracy: The story so far
Current levels of literacy and numeracy: The story so far
Liz Twist and Linda Sturman February 2007, Conference Paper

This presentation was made to the Westminster Education Forum's keynote seminar on 'Literacy and Numeracy - meeting targets, raising standards'.



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.



What determines the range of reading attainment in a country?
What determines the range of reading attainment in a country?
Chris Whetton and Liz Twist October 2003, Conference Paper

This paper attempts to identify factors affecting the range of reading attainment in countries, based on an analysis of data from the 35 countries involved in the PIRLS study.



Literacy in Malta: The 1999 national survey of the attainment of year 2 pupils
Literacy in Malta: The 1999 national survey of the attainment of year 2 pupils
Charles Mifsud, Josephine Milton, Greg Brooks and Dougal Hitchison February 2000, Research Report

The first ever National Literacy Survey in Malta, assessing how well can 6- to 7-year-olds in Malta read in Maltese and English.



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