Cambridge Assessment at BERA

Cambridge Assessment at BERA

At Cambridge Assessment, the reliability of our assessments stems from evidence-based and research-led approaches to all products, services and new developments. We have the largest research capability of its kind in Europe with more than 110 researchers across the group.

Our researchers conduct and publish authoritative research in order to validate, improve and develop our assessments and services, and to influence thinking and policy on educational assessment nationally and internationally. The results of our research are widely published in well-respected major refereed journals such as Review of Educational Research and Assessment in Education, as well as being presented at seminars and conferences. We also have our own publications, Research Matters and Research Notes. We also host a programme of events which bring together researchers, thought leaders, academics, policy makers and assessment professionals to debate big education topics that impact assessment around the globe.

Cambridge Assessment has supported the BERA annual conference for many years and during that time our researchers have presented papers and posters regularly. Like BERA, we believe that educational research plays a vital role in the continuous improvement of educational and assessment policies and practices. Each year the BERA conference provides a valuable opportunity for researchers to come together, to share their work and to discuss and debate across many educational themes. One of the strengths of the conference is that it brings together people from many disciplines.

Educational assessment continues to attract a great deal of attention and coverage. At Cambridge Assessment we work to inform assessment debates and to influence thinking in many educational contexts. Our aim is to ensure quality through rigorous research so that users can have confidence in our assessments. Our research teams contribute to the comprehensive conference programme with their presentations that cover a variety of assessment issues. This year the presentations from Cambridge Assessment focus on a range of themes from the motivations underpinning topic choice in History qualifications to an investigation into a new method of standardising essay marking.

Download our brochure below to learn about the research we are presenting at this year's conference.

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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.