Cambridge CEM Blog

Read the latest articles on education and assessment written by teachers, school leaders and assessment experts.

How do baseline tests assess vocabulary? - Quick Guide for Teachers

Vocabulary is one of the key building blocks for helping students communicate effectively, but it’s also essential to school performance more widely. Research has consistently found that the extent of a child’s vocabulary knowledge strongly relates to their overall academic performance.

What affects educational achievement? - Quick Guide for Teachers

The Quick Guides for Teachers collection have been curated by the research and development team at...

Quick Guide for Teachers: An introduction to baseline tests

Understanding student potential and then providing the opportunities for them to fulfil that...

Quality check: are your assessments giving you the best data?

Schools need to be able to trust that the assessment data they have is reliable and robust. But how...

How resilient is your school when it comes to measuring student progress?

According to a report published by the Department for Education in February, KS2 prior attainment...

Early years education is key to future success in life

‘The first year of school is unique’

The importance of the early years in a child’s life cannot be...

Measure potential with Cambridge Primary Insight

In the ever-evolving educational landscape, it is crucial for teachers and school leaders to have...

Cambridge Wellbeing Check wins Teach Secondary award

The Cambridge Wellbeing Check, Cambridge CEM’s assessment that provides unprecedented insight into...

Celebrating 40 years of assessment excellence

Karen Barker, Deputy Head at Finborough School, shares her experiences of using Cambridge CEM...

Transforming education: 40 years of assessments at Cambridge CEM

Over the past four decades, technology has played a crucial role in shaping the development of...