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Reading and maths skills at age 10 and earnings in later...

Date: 01.08.2013

This research extended current analysis to look at the association of maths as well as reading skills at age 10 with earnings in later life and investigates whether the relationship between skills and later earnings varies over time, by...

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Reducing risky behaviour through the provision of...

Date: 01.08.2013

There is a long history of school-based programmes and other interventions that have sought to reduce young people’s participation in risky behaviour in response to government and public concern over such behaviour and its associated...

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Teacher voice omnibus: November 2012 survey –...

Date: 01.08.2013

Report looking at responses to the questions submitted to NFER ’s teacher voice omnibus survey.

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The early education pilot for 2-year-old children: age 5...

Date: 01.08.2013

The original evaluation of the early education pilot for 2-year-old children compared the outcomes for children in the pilot when they were aged 3 with a comparison group of children who were matched on a range of characteristics. This...

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Summer schools programme for disadvantaged pupils:...

Date: 01.08.2013

In September 2011, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that £50 million would be made available for a summer schools programme. The main purpose of this initiative is to help disadvantaged pupils, specifically those eligible for free...

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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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