Cambridge CEM Blog

The unintended consequences of pursuing an ‘outstanding’

Although I now have the luxury of not being accountable to Ofsted, for ten years as a primary...

Using CEM Base to support teachers

At last, September has arrived and the start of a new school year. As the Early Years Lead...

Is student progress the same as teacher effectiveness?

There’s plenty to cry ‘unfair’ about in teaching right now.

Five Things I’ve Learned about the Importance of Good Assessment

By Alex Quigley

Having been a teacher for nearly fifteen years, it may surprise you to hear that...

Where is the value in assessment?

Assessment is one of those things that you think you know what it is until you start to really...

Five things you need to know about value-added

We all know that academic progress is an individual thing. Making progress relies on a whole...

Practical work in science – CEM wants to hear from you

By Kirsty Younger

CEM wants to hear from you on practical work in science.

What makes great assessment?

Almost 20 years ago, at the very tail-end of the last century, Professor Rob Coe published his ...

Assessment for Teacher Learning: Making CPD responsive

Here’s the big idea – teachers can only improve their practice when they also improve their...