23 March 2023
Cambridge Assessment Network is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its global membership community. Launched in March last year, the membership scheme has created a worldwide network of professionals committed to getting assessment right.
Assessment expert Desislava Dimitrova became a Member in March 2022 and has found joining a global assessment community highly rewarding.
"Membership is a great opportunity to find answers to the questions you have around assessment. It’s the perfect balance of the right support in the right place - of theory and practice. With membership, you can find the materials and people from across the globe who can support your growth as a practitioner. If you can’t find the answers yourself, our community will have them for you.”
As part of the membership offering, assessment practitioners like Desislava receive benefits including the Member exclusive Assessment Practitioner Awards, Member’s forum, newsletter, course discounts, regular 'Ask the Experts' podcasts, and a resource library to enhance their practice.
Director of Cambridge Assessment Network, Sally Brown, is delighted with the strong growth of the community in its first year.
"We now have over 250 Members from 150 organisations, and 50 countries worldwide who are part of membership. With a successful launch year, we have gone a long way in achieving our collective goal of professionalising assessment.”
Cambridge Assessment Network’s mission is to offer leading professional development to the worldwide assessment community. Through a variety of CPD opportunities the Network equips practitioners with the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop effective assessments. Since its launch last year, the membership scheme has become a huge part of achieving this mission.
Members are supported by ambassadors who enrich the community with their expertise and guidance through the membership forum. Due to her assessment expertise, research and teaching, Uruguayan Educational Consultant, Verónica Floretta was asked to become one of the founding ambassadors.
"I was so pleased when I was offered an opportunity to become an ambassador. As an ambassador, you get to guide assessment professionals around the world, and this unlocks a lot of new contacts and insights. Assessment in an educational context is not a fully developed field in Latin America, and although there are isolated efforts it’s still evolving. So, to be part of the epicentre of assessment through a global network is important to my professional development.”
Building on the success of the first year of Membership, Cambridge Assessment Network now has plans to make an even bigger impact on the world of assessment in 2023.
Host of 'Ask the Experts' and Communications and Marketing Manager, Rosie Applin, is keen to offer more opportunities for Members in the second year of the programme.
"It’s been wonderful to realise our plans for an assessment membership community. Enhancing and raising the profile of assessment professionals has long been our goal and we’d like to thank our global members for embracing this opportunity. We are excited to develop and add to our offer - this year we plan to run more live member events and continue to find new ways to connect members with Cambridge, and each other."
If you are looking to enhance your assessment practice, you can sign up to membership or contact email@example.com for more information on what support is available.