Preserving a history for future generations

Preserving a history for future generations

Our archives

Our archives provide a rich, modern-day source of information for visiting researchers and staff working in the field of assessment research and development. Information on curriculum development and school examinations in the UK and overseas gives researchers an opportunity to make sound evidence-based recommendations on the shape and design of educational assessment for future generations.

Group Archivist Gillian Cooke - who features in our short video below - explains: "Our archive holdings date from around 1880, with documents relating back to our earliest year of examining [1858] being held in the Cambridge University Library. We have also preserved a range of documents from the UK examination boards that merged with us in the 1980s and 1990s."

Archive diagram

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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.