Blogs by The Assessment Network

Using a self-study course to build on your global assessment experience

by The Assessment Network, 06 March 2023
Coloured pencils lined up to look like a bar graph

Stephen Ives has been on an incredible journey in the world of assessment. Having spent over 12 years teaching English to adults both in the UK and abroad after completing his Cambridge DELTA qualification, Stephen has gone on to support the implementation of assessment processes across the globe. Here, Stephen discusses how completing CPD training with Cambridge Assessment Network is supporting his career development.

Assessing 'competence' and ‘21st century skills’: Challenges and ways forward

by The Assessment Network, 06 February 2023
Young woman molding clay on pottery wheel workshop at the ceramic shop
Assessing competence and skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration are high on the agenda for educators, employers, and policymakers looking to reimagine an education system fit for the future. In this blog, we discuss the advantages and challenges of assessing competence and so-called '21st-century skills', and how they might be integrated into the curriculum.

Finding the answers to your questions around assessment

by The Assessment Network, 02 February 2023
Coloured pencils lined up to look like a bar graph
Desislava Dimitrova is an assessment expert with over 30 years’ experience in the educational sector. Having developed her knowledge base through both study and as a teacher in Bulgaria, Desislava was keen to get the answers to some of her most pressing questions around assessment – with the help of Cambridge Assessment Network she has been on a journey to find them.

What’s the value of assessment data? How to make more reliable inferences about your students’ learning

by The Assessment Network, 09 January 2023
Coloured pencils lined up to look like a bar graph
Harnessing assessment data is an important element underpinning teaching and learning. In this blog, we examine the immense value of having an increased knowledge of assessment data, and how it can support individual practitioners and institutions to make reliable inferences about their students.