Blogs on 'Research'

Telling the story of maths education in England and the United States

by Nicky Rushton, Dominika Majewska & Stuart Shaw, 08 November 2022
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As we might expect, there are both similarities and differences in mathematics teaching in England and the US. If we want to understand the differences, it is useful to look at the way that mathematics has been taught in the past and how such teaching has influenced teaching today. In this blog and the accompanying time lines we explore the main events and influences in mathematics education in the two countries.

Re-heated meals: Revisiting practical cookery in schools

by Guest Blogger, 12 November 2019
Practical cookery in schools

Practical cookery, the creation of prepared food dishes from raw ingredients, is a life skill. The extent to which it is taught in schools and incorporated into high stakes assessment has an impact upon whether young people emerge into adulthood equipped with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding they need.

Research Matters

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Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.