Participate in Research

NFER works closely with schools as partners in our wide range of research, evaluation and test trialling projects. We rely on the ongoing willing participation of schools to help us to gather sufficient evidence to ensure that our research is based on robust findings that are truly influenced by teachers, pupils and others involved in school life.

Participation in our research and evaluation work helps teachers to make their professional input into the ongoing development of policy and practice in education. Pupil participation in test trials helps NFER to develop good quality tests that helps schools to understand pupils performance. We are committed to making it as easy as possible to take part in NFER projects with us. We will also always try to give something back to schools - this might be individualised feedback from a survey, test results or a summary of findings.

A selection of current projects

Governance Investigative Research

Project code: DFGV

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Deep Dive – Remote Teaching

Project code: DFRM

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T Level Transition Programme Research

Project code: DFTR

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Evaluation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Project code: DOFE

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Evaluation of the Tailored Support Programme

Project code: DTSP

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Effectiveness of the 1stClass@Number 1 trial

Project code: EECN

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Evaluation of Children’s University

Project code: EECU

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RCT Evaluation of Helping Handwriting Shine

Project code: EEFH

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The Story Time Trial: A Teacher Choices Trial

Project code: EETC_TC2

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Evaluation of Tuition Partners

Project code: EETP

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White Rose Maths Reception Jigsaw

Project code: EEYJ

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Five to Twelve

Project codes: EOPS and EOPT

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Randomised Controlled Trial of Families Connect

Information for schools

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Equalising access to apprenticeships

Project code: IMAA

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Academisation research study

Project code: IMAT

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Impact of the cost-of-living on schools study

Project code: NCOL

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Teacher Recruitment and Retention Survey

Project code: NTLM

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National Tutoring Programme Year 3

Project code: NTPT

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Future of Tutoring Research

Project code: NTPT

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National Reference Test

Project code: OFMT

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2024 key stage 1 and key stage 2 STA technical pre-tests

Project codes: STAS24 and STAT24

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Sutton Scholars Evaluation

Project code: STES & STSC

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T Levels Research Study

Project code: TLRS

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