Cambridge CEM Blog

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

Standardised Tests 101 – how and why tests are standardised

Standardising a test score is fairly straightforward and I walked readers through the process ...

Maths is for life…not just for Christmas

Have you written your Christmas list yet? What if the educational community had a stocking? What...

Evaluating Impact

Each year, the education system spends astonishing amounts of money on implementing educational...

5 top tips for NQTs to crack assessment

Your first year of teaching presents you with a wealth of challenges. How do you manage...

Evidence-based policy and practice in education – knowledge in the light or strategy in the dark?

The term ‘evidence-based policy’ rose to particular prominence in the early years of the New...

Measuring Progress in Education

At the 10th Annual Festival of Education, held at the beautiful Wellington College, CEM hosted a...

The Big Evidence Debate – Catch Up

On Tuesday 4th June 2019 we held the first ever Big Evidence Debate. Leading educational experts...

Measuring Progress in Education – The good, the bad and the future

In recent years, ‘progress’ or ‘growth’ has become a much-discussed issue in education. The...

Progress measures are the root of all evil

In their pursuit of a number - a neat proxy for the distance travelled between two points -...

Is meta-analysis all just ‘an exercise in mega-silliness’?

To my mind, there was something heroic about Gene Glass’ presidential address to the 1976...