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Striking a balance between student potential and teacher expectations

As a classroom teacher I had many conversations about flight paths and the validity of GCSE target...

Assessment for growth: Turning data into action in multi-academy trusts

With government expectations that every school will join a multi-academy trust (MAT) by 2030, how...

What is the relationship between CEM assessments and IGCSE grades?

By Dr Matthew Carroll, Research Division, Cambridge University Press & Assessment

When we produce...

4 steps to data-based decision making for school improvement

Sue Holt has extensive experience in international education, holding various posts over 30 years...

Turning insight into action

A conversation with Jonathan Allday

Jonathan Allday has worked as a teacher, head of department,...

Turning data into insight

By Tony Emmerson, Senior Deputy Head, The English College in Prague

That the use of data in schools...

Predictions, aspirations, expectations and outcomes

Have schools got the ‘perfect’ system where every student achieves the grade they want? Unlikely....

Barriers to making data-based decisions in education

By Suzanne Crocker, Product Manager, Cambridge International

As human beings we make thousands of...

­­­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 plan...

Data Quality at CEM

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