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11th June 2019

Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have jointly acquired the renowned Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).

CEM is one of the largest and longest established research groups providing formative assessments for children of all ages and is used by education professionals in over 70 countries around the world. A not-for-profit organisation, CEM joins the Cambridge family following the successful conclusion of a consultation with employees. The CEM team will remain in the North East of England but work closely with new colleagues in Cambridge and around the world.

Saul Nassé, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment, said: “CEM’s expertise in formative assessment is a great fit for Cambridge. Bringing our organisations together will enable us to do more to further education around the world.”

Peter Phillips, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, said: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome our new colleagues at CEM to the Cambridge family. We look forward to seeing the collaboration between our different teams develop as together we help students and teachers in their learning.”

Emma Beatty, Executive Director of CEM, said: “We have achieved some amazing things during our time at Durham, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunity we now have to build on this, together with our new colleagues at Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press.”

2nd August 2018

We want to hear from you about how you use data in your school to measure progress, and to discuss the challenges you face using data to support improvement.

Join us on Tuesday 14th August, at Hatfield College, Durham University, for a discussion starting at 10 am, followed by lunch and a tour of Durham Castle. You don’t need to use CEM assessments to be able to join the discussion.

As a thank you for sharing your views with us, we’ll also give each participant a £50 Amazon voucher.

22 October 2018

The first ever ResearchED Durham event will take place at Durham School on Saturday 24th November, with a host of speakers including Professor Rob Coe.

Tickets are just £25 – click here to find out more and to book your place.

7th June 2018

21st – 22nd June, Wellington College

Coming to the Festival of Education this month? We’ll be there on the 21st and 22nd June and we'd love to hear what you think about our new style assessment reports. Book your 15 minute demo session with us at the Festival of Education now!

As well as being one of the first to see our new style reports, as a thank you for giving us your feedback we’ll also give you a £10 Costa voucher to enjoy a coffee or two on us!


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System Maintenance

CEM online systems will be unavailable 2nd – 19th January 2020.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance on all CEM online systems from 9am GMT Thursday 2nd - 6pm GMT Sunday 19th January 2020. During this time, you will not be able to access your CEM accounts, assessments and reports.

Preparing for the downtime

If you are planning to assess any students on these dates, please download the local versions of the assessments and any reports you may need before the Christmas break.

For more information visit