STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consultation on STEM for the Education and Training FoundationJuly 2014, Research Report
NFER completed a consultation on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the newly formed Education and Training Foundation.
STEM Education Learning ReportJune 2014, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by BG Group to assess its social investment in STEM education projects in five countries between 2011-2013.
Catch Up NumeracyFebruary 2014, Research Report
This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Fund and its evaluation of the Catch Up Numeracy Intervention.
Research into the impact of Project Maths on student achievement, learning and motivationNovember 2013, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by DESI, and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, to undertake research into the impact of Project Maths on student achievement, learning and motivation.
Science education - have we overlooked what we are good at?September 2013, Policy Paper
NFER Thinks paper arguing that the government’s proposed reforms to GCSE science may overlook many of the successful features of our existing science provision.
Why mathematics education needs whole-system, not piecemeal reformAugust 2013, Policy Paper
This paper argues that proposals to reform mathematics GCSEs run the risk of disengaging weaker students and exacerbating failure rates.
Tomorrow's Engineers evaluation of careers materialsJuly 2013, Research Summary
This report presents the findings of NFER’s research into the usage, perceptions and impact of the careers materials distributed by the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme.
Improving young people's engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)March 2013, Policy Paper
This NFER Thinks paper presents NFER’s research evidence into what works to encourage further engagement in, and take-up of, STEM subjects.
Evaluation of the European Space Education Resource Office: Final reportDecember 2012, Research Report
Research commissioned by the National STEM Centre to evaluate the effectiveness and early impacts of the European Space Education Resource Office for the UK (ESERO-UK).
Exploring the engagement of STEM SMEs with education: Key findings research summaryAugust 2012, Research Summary
This report summarises the findings of a study exploring the engagement of STEM SMEs with education, which NFER completed for STEMNET in August 2012.
Qualitative evaluation of the National Science Learning CentreJuly 2012, Research Report
This report presents the first phase of a qualitative evaluation undertaken for Myscience aiming to explore the impact on pupils of CPD undertaken at the National Science Learning Centre.
Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust Camden STEM InitiativeJune 2012, Research Report
This report presents the findings of NFER’s evaluation of the Wellcome Trust’s Camden STEM Initiative, which provided funding to eight Camden schools to develop interdisciplinary projects between 2009 and 2011.
Evaluation of Starting OutMay 2012, Research Report
NFER conducted an evaluation of Starting Out, a two-year mentoring pilot programme for science and mathematics teacher trainees and early career teachers delivered by the Learning and Skills Network.
School-industry STEM links in the UK: A report commissioned by FuturelabMarch 2012, Research Report
The purpose of this brief report is to provide an critical overview of the character and effectiveness of employer engagement in UK education.
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.
An evaluation of the impact of STEMNET's services on pupils and teachersNovember 2011, Research Report
NFER undertook an evaluation of STEMNET’s operations and impact from 2009 to 2011. STEMNET’s vision is to increase young people’s choices and chances through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Exploring young people's views on science educationSeptember 2011, Research Report
This report draws together research commissioned by the Wellcome Trust aiming to provide a deeper understanding of young people’s attitudes to science education.
The STEM cohesion programme: Final reportAugust 2011, Research Report
This is the third and final report produced from research, commissioned by DCSF, to evaluate the impact of the STEM Cohesion Programme on schools, colleges and stakeholders.