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Reception Baseline Assessment

By Dr Pat Preedy

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

4 Signs of an effective Early Years Classroom

"Effective early years is the game changer."

– Lydia Cuddy Gibbs, Head of Early Years, Ark

Let’s give teachers the information they need to improve children’s academic outcomes

Since the early 1990s CEM has offered a baseline assessment for primary schools.

Pupils taught well in Reception Class do better in their GCSEs

By Professor Christine Merrell

New research from academics at CEM and Durham University shows...

6 Tactics to help a child work on set tasks

Children who are inattentive, hyperactive or impulsive are likely to benefit from an...

Inattentive behaviour in the classroom

By Professor Christine Merrell

Using CEM Base to support teachers

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

How much difference does going to school make?

By Professor Christine Merrell, CEM Director of Research Development.

The contribution of...

What’s in a name?

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

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...