Centre for International Education

International surveys

NFER has a long and successful history of delivering international surveys and benchmarking studies.

Our established interdisciplinary methodologies bring together key expertise in assessment, evaluation, statistics, information and reviews. Our rigorous and independent approach, solid survey infrastructure, understanding of complex survey databases and secondary analysis experience ensure our findings are internationally respected.

NFER is a founder member of IEA and AEA Europe. 


PISA - Programme for International Student Assessment

ECES - Early Childhood Education Study 

PIAAC - International Survey of Adult Skills 

TIMSS - Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

PIRLS - Progress in Reading Literacy Study

ESLC - European Survey on Language Competences