1. Charting new territories

    The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has launched ‘Transitions at age 14’ – an investigation into the changing landscape of education for 14 to 19 year olds – funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Lena Gray, CERP’s Head of Research, reflects on the first meeting of the research advisory group

  2. Bacon butties, hot dogs, and exam grades

    We need to learn to communicate better if we want people to engage with the assessment community and trust in our qualifications.

  3. Strictly Come Scoring (part II)

    This blog post comes with a public service announcement: look away now if you have yet to learn the results of Strictly Come Dancing’s final, for here be spoilers

  4. In search of identity

    Ruth Johnson contemplates the fluidity of academic researcher identity

  5. Testing times

    The leaves are just beginning to turn, however some Year 6 pupils are already preparing for next summer’s Key Stage 2 tests. Is this really the best use of our young people’s time, asks Ruth Johnson

  6. In defence of brevity

    Alison Wood, Head of Education Policy, explains – succinctly – the importance of precision in short-answer questions

  7. The EBacc reconsidered

    The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is back in the limelight as the focus of an autumn consultation. Emma Armitage examines its impact

  8. It's only words

    Academics: ditch the jargon to improve public understanding of assessment, writes Claire Jackson