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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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The Impact of the Summer Schools Programme on Pupils

Date: 01.08.2013

Research brief;This report presents the findings of the third and final phase of a research study commissioned by the Department for Education to evaluate their 2012 Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils (i.e. those eligible...

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Briefing and debriefing: Investigating the role of the...

Date: 01.08.2013

Although effective group work approaches have been established within research, such methodologies may be difficult for teachers to utilise, as group work remains under-researched in UK secondary schools. This paper examines whether...

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Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils:...

Date: 01.08.2013

Key findings | Research brief | Top tips;The Department for Education commissioned NFER and Ecorys to evaluate the implementation and early outcomes of the Summer Schools programme. The initiative aims to help disadvantaged pupils (i.e....

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