||Tim Oates, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
||13 - 16 Nov 2019
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 8
AEA Europe 2019 features 20 Cambridge Assessment researchers presenting 16 sessions. Highlights include:
The ‘grey history’ of assessment: Understanding the origins of England’s new model of assessment of practical work in Science
Tim Oates, Cambridge Assessment Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, traces the history of the UK’s controversial new assessment model, in which practical work no longer counts towards final grades in qualifications.
The presentation will reveal aspects of ‘grey history’ not present in the official record, and examine whether the new model has led to a fall in practical work in schools, as some critics predicted.
Spoilt for choice? - Is it a good idea to let students choose which questions they answer in an exam?
Cambridge Assessment researcher Tom Bramley presents research conducted with colleague Victoria Crisp exploring arguments for and against using optional questions in exams. Tom and Victoria previously explored this area in the Insight article Spoilt for choice?
Pre-conference workshop: Is assessment 'fair'?
Stuart Shaw, Cambridge Assessment International Education
Isabel Nisbet, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Cambridge Assessment speakers at AEA Europe - full programme
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Cambridge Assessment believes that research plays a vital role in the continuous improvement of educational and assessment policies. The organisation has the largest educational research capability of its kind in Europe, with more than 80 researchers who present their findings at conferences and seminars across the world.