Cambridge International Study Programme

Cambridge International Study Programme - Development and Administration of Examinations

Speakers: Various (Cambridge Assessment)
Date: 13 - 24 May 2019 Venue: Cambridge Assessment The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road Cambridge CB2 8EA
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type: International course Fee: £4500.00

'Cambridge International Study Programme' (CISP) is a two-week residential course that gives you a complete guide to the processes involved in the design and delivery of valid and robust examinations. The next course will take place in 13 - 24 May 2019 in the historic city of Cambridge.

Specially designed for individuals who work for an educational body or an exams provider outside the UK, CISP explains the key principles of assessment - validity, reliability, impact, and practicality - and looks at all aspects of the work of an awarding body, in national and international contexts.

The course is delivered by expert practitioners from Cambridge Assessment with plenty of time dedicated for networking and sharing of best practice with a diverse group of colleagues from around the world.

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Key topics

  • The principles and practice of assessment design - Assessment administration; The principles of assessment thinking; Test development design and procedures; Item writing, mark scheme design and item evaluation; Standard setting and maintaining awarding practices.
  • The future of assessment - E-assessment; Computer based testing; Trends in examining and assessment worldwide; Shaping the world of assessment.
  • Assessment administration - Exam security and examination conduct; Logistics entries and results; Malpractice and appeals; Access arrangements.

See previous course programme, to get a feel for the topics and issues you will be discussing during your two weeks in Cambridge.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for individuals who work for an educational body or an exams provider outside the UK. The course is suited to professionals in managerial positions and aspiring individuals who need to expand their knowledge in specific areas of assessment in order to progress from an administrative to a more senior role.

Previous course participants have come from a variety of backgrounds including heads of ministries of education, directors and senior managers from awarding bodies, programme and examination officers.

"An excellent course for heads of examination/awarding bodies, policy makers and practitioners. Strongly recommend for colleagues in Pakistan and other countries." Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, Additional Secretary at Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Pakistan.

Due to the interactive and academic nature of the course, you are required to have a high level of proficiency in English.

Places are limited to two per organisation to benefit the sharing of best practice across different regions and areas of expertise.

You can have a look at photographs from our previous courses.

What you'll learn

In addition to a comprehensive overview of each stage in the development and delivery of valid examinations, you will:

  • Learn from experts from Cambridge Assessment as they draw on their expertise in specific areas of assessment and the rich resources of the organisation.
  • Have opportunities to compare and contrast different approaches to assessment and see how you can put them into practice.
  • Boost your competence in the more technical aspects of assessment such as e-learning, Scoris, Rasch through hands-on demonstrations.
  • Take time to prepare an action plan to improve your professional challenges.

How much does it cost?

The fee for 2019 is £4500. This includes tuition, course materials, accommodation, lunch and some evening meals. For more details, see the Terms and Conditions.

How to enrol

Register online

For more information about this course, email thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)1223 553846.

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“It was enriching at all levels, attending this course gave me the opportunity to learn from my colleagues. The network we have created is powerful. I returned home knowing that I have to encourage things we have been doing well, but also now I know how we can improve and unlearn those which are not so good."

Delegate feedback from the 2018 course