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European survey on language competences: language...

Date: 01.08.2013

This study compares the foreign language skills of secondary school pupils in 14 European countries. The survey’s objectives are to provide information on the foreign language knowledge of pupils in European countries, and to provide...

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Teacher voice omnibus: understanding union membership and...

Date: 01.08.2013

The Department for Education submitted eight questions to NFER’s teacher voice omnibus survey in November 2012. The questions covered the following topics whether responding teachers were members of a teaching union the number of the...

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Publication of key stage 4 and key stage 5 destination...

Date: 01.08.2013

This document includes detailed responses to a survey evaluation form which users were encouraged to complete. The survey ran from the middle of July to early October and received a total of 51 responses. In addition, 28 messages...

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The longer-term impact of safeguarding children peer reviews

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER is currently undertaking an evaluation of the longer-term impacts of the LGA’s Safeguarding Children Peer Review programme. This first interim report presents the findings from the early phases of the research, detailing six local...

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Research into the impact of Project Maths on student...

Date: 01.08.2013

Technical appendices;NFER was commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), to undertake research into the impact of Project Maths on student achievement,...

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A review of literature on marking reliability research

Date: 01.08.2013

The focus of this review is marking reliability, which is affected by factors relating to the marking process, such as mark scheme design, individual marker behaviours and different marking processes. We review evidence of reliability at...

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What works in supporting children and young people to...

Date: 01.08.2013

This review was undertaken by NFER for the Office for the First Minister/Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) in Northern Ireland. It was undertaken to inform the research base upon which equality and social need policies are developed and...

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International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)...

Date: 01.08.2013

Overview of the Study;NFER conducted an investigation into the teaching and learning benefits of the IB MYP in the UK. The aim was to provide a rich qualitative picture of the programme implementation in the UK, including the impact of...

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NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus March 2013 Survey: Support for...

Date: 01.08.2013

CLIC Sargent’s report on the impact of cancer on young people’s secondary school education is available to download from their website;CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families,...

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The role of self-confidence in learning to teach in...

Date: 01.08.2013

The paper considers teacher self-confidence, which emerged as a theme within a wider study into the influences upon new academics’ development as teachers over time. Three interviews took place, over a two-year period, with 11 new...

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Templated Pedagogy: Factors Affecting Standardized...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Councils` views on the 16-19 commissioning process

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER was commissioned by the LGA to examine councils’ views on the current approach to commissioning education and training provision for 16-19 year olds, managed nationally by the Education funding Agency (EFA), and to assess its...

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A multilevel analysis of the effects of socio-economic...

Date: 01.08.2013

The aim of this paper is to model the change in students` Mathematics attainment in Chile, controlling for socio-economic status at multiple levels. Multilevel models are especially useful in Social Sciences when dealing with high levels...

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Assessing differential effects of implementation quality...

Date: 01.08.2013

This study examines differences in impact of the secondary social and emotional aspects of learning (SSEAL) programme through (i) pupils with low, average and high Emotional Literacy (EL) skills and (ii) variation in implementation...

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The challenges facing Postgraduate Trainees in Initial...

Date: 01.08.2013

This study focuses on the issues and challenges experienced by one year Initial Teacher Training (ITT) student on Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) courses from practical or vocational undergraduate degrees and their...

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