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A102: Introducing Assessment Practice

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A102: Introducing Assessment Practice has been designed to guide you through the practicalities of producing and delivering assessment, and to describe and explain important related issues.
27 Apr - 28 Jun 2020

A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment

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A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment is a nine week, online course for examiners, assessment writers, professional bodies, teachers, lecturers and those working for exam boards/awarding organisations.
29 Jun - 30 Aug 2020
  • The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge (Virtual event)

    Members of the public can take a 3D virtual reality tour of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge exhibition at the University of Cambridge’s 600-year-old library. Cambridge Assessment has been delighted to sponsor The Rising Tide, which tells the stories of the lives of women at Cambridge, the fight for equal educational rights, and the careers of some of the pioneering women who shaped the institution.

    14 Oct 2019 - 31 May 2020 Cambridge Free
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    A102: Introducing Assessment Practice (Online course)

    A102: Introducing Assessment Practice has been designed to guide you through the practicalities of producing and delivering assessment, and to describe and explain important related issues.

    27 Apr - 28 Jun 2020 Online course
    (9 weeks). Average
    3hrs per week.
    Monitored - £295, Peer supported - £245
  • Assessment training: Reliability (Training event)

    This training event will help you to gain a better understanding of the concept of assessment reliability, including how it is conceptualised, calculated, and should be interpreted. Please note that we now intend to run this assessment training online. Further details will follow.

    30 Apr 2020 Cambridge 09:30 - 12:30 £90.00
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    A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment (Online course)

    A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment is a nine week, online course for examiners, assessment writers, professional bodies, teachers, lecturers and those working for exam boards/awarding organisations.

    29 Jun - 30 Aug 2020 Online course
    (9 weeks). Average
    3hrs per week.
    Monitored - £295, Peer supported - £245
  • Cambridge International Study Programme - Design and delivery of public examinations (International course)

    A one week residential course for international assessment professionals on the design and delivery of public examinations.

    07 - 11 Sep 2020 Cambridge £3,200
  • Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment (15 month, part-time course)

    The Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment is a professionally relevant qualification that will enable you to expand your knowledge and understanding of the principles and validation of assessment. This course will lead to a Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies.

    30 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2021 Cambridge £4,500 (Home/EU)/£9,500 (Overseas)
  • Assessment training: Using item response theory in practice - non programming (Training event)

    This course will provide an introduction to the theory behind item response theory (IRT) and clear examples of when it is useful. It will include practical activities where participants will use interactive point-and-click tools built using the software package R to fit and interpret IRT models, as well as experiment with using IRT to help with test construction.

    07 Oct 2020 Cambridge 09:30 - 16:30 £225.00
  • Assessment training: Writing good multiple choice questions (Training workshop)

    Understand the advantages and limitations of MCQs, and consider how to write and edit MCQs that are fit for purpose.

    21 Oct 2020 Cambridge 09:30 - 13:00 £90.00
  • Assessment training: Is assessment fair? (Training workshop)

    “It’s not fair” is a charge familiar to organisations and individuals who provide assessments which matter to those who take them. Influential statements about educational assessment have increasingly emphasised fairness, to the extent that some commentators (Worrell, 2016, p. 284) have seen the cornerstones of assessment theory as moving from the “big two” (Validity and Reliability) to the “big three”.

    18 Nov 2020 Cambridge 09:30 - 12:30 £90.00
  • Assessment training: Using item response theory in practice for programmers (Training event)

    This course will provide an introduction to the theory behind item response theory (IRT) and clear examples of when it is useful. It will include practical activities where participants will use the software package R to fit and interpret IRT models, as well as experiment with using IRT to help with test construction.

    02 Dec 2020 Cambridge 09:30 - 16:30 £225.00

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A101 and A102 online courses

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