Cambridge CEM Blog

How well do we understand wellbeing?

Research in an extraordinary educational era

2020/21 has been a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all of us, especially in education. Every child – and every learning journey – has been affected and so have our hardworking teachers. The year has been characterised by uncertainty and fear, but will the effects on wellbeing and learning be long-lasting? Exciting and collaborative research across Cambridge CEM and Cambridge Assessment is set to find out...

A dark time for teachers...?

While we have all worried about the welfare of family and friends during this troubling time, teachers and students have had to negotiate an ever-changing ‘new normal’ as schools and colleges have moved through stages of closure and reopening.

Next steps in assessment

"It is critical to conduct learning assessments to evaluate their effectiveness, improve their...

Teachers’ tips

It’s been a crazy year, full of changes and challenges. Students and teachers have been in and...

4 Signs of an effective Early Years Classroom

"Effective early years is the game changer."

– Lydia Cuddy Gibbs, Head of Early Years, Ark

Professor Christine Merrell

On 9th January Professor Christine Merrell, my dear friend and irreplaceable colleague of 25...

ABC’s of CEM

We are starting the year off by going back to basics and looking at what our assessments are all...

COVID-19 and learning loss

There is no research that can show us what the educational impact of COVID-19 school closures...

4 ways assessment data can support remote learning

More than 90% of the world’s schools have been affected by the pandemic this year. That’s...

Assessment & Well-being

I left teaching because there were ten-year-old children in tears over the SATs in my class.

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The power of longitudinal data in schools

This summer – this whole year – has been unprecedented in many ways. For those working in...