Cambridge CEM Blog

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

Assessment in English

Assessment is one of the most important things we do in the classroom. It is part of the ongoing dialogue between teacher and learner and provides rich information about what has been learned, where misconceptions exist, and what we need to do next. 

Reception Baseline Assessment

By Dr Pat Preedy

In the 1990s, I was invited to be part of the Centre for Evaluation and...

Barriers to making data-based decisions in education

By Suzanne Crocker, Product Manager, Cambridge International

As human beings we make thousands...

­­­Guide to assessment in the first term

The beginning of a school year is always the busiest. There’s so much to consider and do and...

Data Quality at CEM

Each year CEM processes the results for hundreds of thousands of students participating in our...

A broader perspective on data

By Jonathan Allday, Independent Consultant

Schools are complicated, multi-faceted and evolving...

Establishing a Healthy Data Culture

By Sarah Turner, Education Manager, Cambridge Assessment

Anyone that has worked in a school will...

Get Creative with Online Teaching and Assessments

By Mary George, IGCSE and IB Educator, Consultant in International Education

Using formative assessment to support student resilience

By Natasha Arain, CEM Assessment Lead, Cambridge Assessment, and Mark Frazer, Teaching and...

Five basics of baseline assessment

Assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning. When done well, assessment can drive...