STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
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.
Key stage 3 science teacher views of teacher assessment using Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP)August 2011, Research Report
This research aimed to find out key stage 3 science teachers' perceptions of the introduction of APP, and how APP has been embedded into practice during its first 12-18 months.
Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in key stage 3 scienceMay 2010, Research Report
NFER surveyed the views of Local Authority secondary science consultants on Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP), investigating what progress had been made and their emerging opinions.
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.
Considerations for future assessment of Key Stage 2 scienceNovember 2009, Policy Paper
This paper by NFER aims to highlight the key issues that need to be addressed when considering the introduction of a national monitoring system in science and teacher assessment tasks.
Research into the implementation of APP in Key Stage 3 science: Interim Report. Executive summarySeptember 2009, Research Report
Interim project report looking at the uptake and implementation of Assessing Pupils’ Progress in KS3 science following its introduction in January 2009.
Evaluation of the 2008-09 DCSF - funded Specialist Schools and Academies Trust STEM pathfinder programmeSeptember 2009, Research Report
The SSAT commissioned the NFER to undertake an evaluation of the STEM pathfinder programme, and to provide findings on the effectiveness of different activities and approaches to delivering STEM.
Evaluation of Chemistry for our Future: Extension phase reportJuly 2009, Research Report
The Royal Society of Chemistry commissioned NFER to evaluate the Chemistry for our Future programme, looking at its outcomes and impacts.
2008/09 Secondary Maths and Science HLTA researchJuly 2009, Research Report
This research investigated how these specialist HLTAs are being deployed in schools in addition to the exploration of good practice and impacts.
Why choose physics and chemistry? The influences on physics and chemistry subject choices of BME studentsNovember 2008, Research Report
The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics commissioned NFER to investigate the influences on BME students’ subject and career choices with regard to chemistry and physics.
Evaluation of Future Blogs: Final ReportNovember 2008, Research Report
A qualitative evaluation of the Future Blogs e-mentoring scheme, which links pupils studying chemistry with a mentor from a university or industry.
Evaluation of Chemistry for Our Future: Report on the first year of the evaluation (2007 - 2008)October 2008, Research Report
This report presents the findings from the first full year of the evaluation of Chemistry for Our Future which was undertaken on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The factors affecting A-level and undergraduate subject choice in physics and chemistry by ethnic groupMay 2008, Research Report
The RSC and the Institute of Physics commissioned NFER to conduct a qualitative study investigating the influences on BME students' subject and career choices with regard to chemistry and physics.
Old tests and new curricula: Can old assessment structures measure achievement in the digital mathematics curriculum?September 2007, Conference Paper
This paper describes the outcomes of a study on the possible effects of a selection of primary and early secondary mathematics teaching software on the development of students’ mathematical concepts.
Increasing capacity in STEM education research: A study exploring the potential for a Fellowship programmeApril 2007, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the Royal Society to complete a study exploring the potential of a Fellowship programme for early- to mid-career education researchers in STEM.
An evaluation of Royal Society of Chemistry careers advice and materialsNovember 2006, Research Report
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) commissioned the NFER to undertake a study to determine how pupils make subject and career choices regarding chemistry.
Evaluation of Renaissance learning mathematics and reading programs in UK specialist and feeder schools: Final report 2006October 2006, Research Report
NFER carried out an independent evaluation of the implementation of Renaissance Learning mathematics and reading programs in selected Specialist (secondary) and feeder (primary) schools in London.
Mathematics and science in secondary schools: The deployment of teachers and support staff to deliver the curriculumJanuary 2006, Research Report
DfES commissioned the NFER to conduct research into deployment in mathematics and science departments in one in four maintained secondary schools in England during the academic year 2004-2005.
Debating the evidence: A Futurelab prototype research reportAugust 2005, Research Report
The goal of Debating the Evidence was to create a safe environment that encourages students to critically evaluate and discuss scientific evidence in scenarios where social consequences are high.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood - Space SignpostMarch 2004, Research Report
The Welcome to the Neighbourhood project attempted to develop a new approach to public understanding of science that empowers individuals to explore questions and ideas on the solar system.
Literature review in primary science and ICTJanuary 2003, Research Report
This review focuses on the development of primary science since it was first introduced in 1989 as a compulsory, core subject in the primary curriculum in England and Wales.
Literature review in Science Education and the Role of ICT: Promise, Problems and Future DirectionsJanuary 2003, Research Report
This review is intended as a useful component in raising awareness of the purpose, nature and role of science education in our society.
National numeracy project: technical report 1998January 1999, Research Report
This report contains the entire data set from the testing programme of the National Numeracy Project.
Mathematics attainment in primary schoolsSeptember 1998, Research Report
This report contains a wealth of detail on performance in both Number and Shape and Space, and on effective classroom practice in mathematics teaching.
Mathematics in primary schoolsJanuary 1998, Research Report
Illustrative examples of individual schools' approaches to such matters as setting, homework and investigations in mathematics are included throughout this report.