Cambridge CEM Blog

Summertime and the planning is easy

The summer holidays are finally here and offer a long awaited break after SATs, GCSEs and...

Understanding what works in oral reading assessments

by Professors Christine Merrell and Peter Tymms

Last week saw the publication of the new online...

What is Worth Reading for Teachers Interested in Research?

I give a fair number of talks to groups of teachers and school leaders on the subject of...

What’s in a name?

New research from CEM shows that the length of a child’s name is not predictive of future...

The big questions we should all be asking about practical science

By Dr Helen Cramman

Science is not short of big questions to ask: How did the universe begin?...

Helping teachers give every child the support they need

By Dr Christine Merrell

It can be hard for even the best teachers to notice differences in the...

The future of primary assessment: Learning first or accountability?

I was asked to speak about the future of primary assessment in relation to learning and...

Would you let this test into your classroom?

By Professor Robert Coe

In England, the government has announced the end of using levels for...

Classroom observation: it’s harder than you think

by Professor Robert Coe

We’ve all done it: observed another teacher’s lesson and made a...

Baseline assessment, to test, or not to test, that is the question…

To test, or not to test? That is the question which provokes one of the most keenly fought...