One of the more positive consequences of the darkening clouds of economic downturn for charities such as NFER has been a greater emphasis on impact: understanding it, measuring it, communicating it. In the face of reductions in funding, it becomes ever more important to be able to demonstrate that precious resources are being directed in the best possible way.
By guest blogger Rebecca Wheater, Research Manager
Around this time, every three years, there is one education story which dominates the hearts, minds and headlines of the sector like no other – PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, the results of which were released on Tuesday (3 December). Continue reading