Our research investigates the impact of assessment within educational contexts; in particular the impact exams and assessments have on those who take them. We aim to have positive effects on teaching and learning with positive wash-back into the curriculum and into educational systems.
Impact is important because the consequences of the results from assessments can be very high stakes, affecting the life chances of those involved. Impact can also affect educational decisions and policies. Our assessments are monitored for quality during their development and when they are operational to check that they are fit for purpose and that they deliver their intended consequences.