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Previous Lectures and Events

Validity unpacked

26 Nov 14

Question writing

23 Oct 14

Reliability

23 Sep 14

Test and item evaluation

24 Jun 14

Introduction to the Undergraduate Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Assessment

18 Mar 14

Standard setting and maintaining using expert judgement

26 Feb 14

Basic Statistics

6 Feb 14

The educational standards over time: has mathematics education in England improved?

22 May 13

Detecting cheating and plagiarism

16 May 13

Education, values and society

24 Apr 13

Equating and item banking with the Rasch model

13 Dec 12

Are constructs really that important?

12 Dec 12

Introduction to Rasch

6 Dec 12

Should we bother with expert judgement in awarding GCSEs and A levels?

4 Dec 12

Vocational assessment – valid and manageable?

27 Nov 12

Issues in Question Writing

22 Nov 12

Issues in Question Writing | non-residential course [CPD]

22 Nov 12

Ofsted, accountability and assessment

15 Nov 12

Can the public have confidence in national assessments?

8 Nov 12

Grading

6 Nov 12

Translanguaging: a dynamic bilingual perspective on pedagogy, assessment and research

24 Oct 12

The challenges of evaluating the impact of changes to qualification specifications on student learni

16 Oct 12

Can the public have confidence in national assessments?

11 Oct 12

Examining risk: deeper analysis of the pressures on assessment in England (6th Cambridge Assessment

10 Oct 12

Standard setting and maintaining using expert judgement

4 Oct 12

Validity theory and validation: never the twain shall meet?

26 Sep 12

Research methods in action: how do researchers use the CRAS (Complexity-Resources-Abstractness and S

19 Sep 12

How can we ensure the value of the assessments we create?

13 Sep 12

How do examiners reach judgements?

6 Sep 12

Basic Statistics

15 Aug 12

Reliability and validity

8 Aug 12

Measurement or judgement: is assessing an art or a science?

12 Jul 12

Students’ and teachers’ views and experiences of A level unit re-sits

19 Jun 12

Test and item evaluation

13 Jun 12

Question Writing

31 May 12

Identifying the boundaries of validity theory: what’s in and what’s out?

29 May 12

Francis Galton, measurement, psychometrics and social progress

21 May 12

(De-) Formative assessment: is formative assessment as benign as we think?

15 May 12

How can assessment support learning?

10 May 12

Vocational assessment – valid and manageable?

2 May 12

Just how closely should textbooks link to public examinations?

18 Apr 12

What is the purpose of public assessments?

12 Apr 12

Question writing

11 Apr 12

Making the most of our assessment data

4 Apr 12

Making the most of our assessment data

21 Mar 12

Current issues with National Curriculum assessment: lessons from school music education

15 Mar 12

What is the purpose of public assessment?

8 Mar 12

Consensus, what consensus?

29 Feb 12

Basic statistics

14 Feb 12

High-stakes testing at the school/university interface: experiences from the former socialist states

8 Feb 12

Researching impact in an educational assessment context

1 Feb 12

The science of career success: personality and psychometrics in education and beyond

25 Jan 12

Reliability and validity

19 Jan 12

Equating and item banking with the Rasch model

8 Dec 11

Introduction to Rasch

1 Dec 11

Developing a model for investigating the impact of assessment within educational contexts by a publi

24 Nov 11

The effective monitoring of marking quality through on-screen marking

15 Nov 11

The effective monitoring of marking quality through on-screen marking

15 Nov 11

Standard setting and maintaining using expert judgement

10 Nov 11

Metaphors, markets and marks: the general qualifications market and its deregulation

2 Nov 11

Standard setting and maintaining using expert judgement

20 Oct 11

Test and item evaluation

13 Oct 11

Challenges to admissions testing; how arguments for validity, reliability, impact and practicality a

5 Oct 11

Epistemic ascent and curriculum design

22 Sep 11

Epistemic ascent and curriculum design

22 Sep 11

Validity: How can we ensure the value of certificates and qualifications?

20 Sep 11

Trust: Can the public have confidence in national assessments?

14 Sep 11

Digging for validity: developing new ways of assessing extra-curricular achievement

7 Sep 11

Educational changes under the coalition

11 Aug 11

Educational changes under the coalition

11 Aug 11

Grading

3 Aug 11

Plagiarism in Higher Education: is there a postcode lottery?

6 Jul 11

Educational changes under the coalition

29 Jun 11

Measuring ‘quality’ in early education – determining whether pre-schools can support children to bec

15 Jun 11

Reliability and validity

9 Jun 11

Grading

26 May 11

Developing a new linear qualification: how difficult can it be? Cambridge Pre-U, a case study

16 May 11

Assessment for Higher Education entry: admissions testing

12 May 11

Is assessing an art or a science?

4 May 11

Ensuring comparability in a diverse and unregulated qualifications market

28 Apr 11

Question writing

21 Apr 11

What can we learn from the British Birth Cohort Studies?

19 Apr 11

Comparability of examination standards

6 Apr 11

How can assessment support learning?

5 Apr 11

The effects of modular GCSE examinations on students’ outcomes, motivation and workload

23 Mar 11

Making the most of our assessment data

21 Mar 11

Inter-subject comparability, forced policy-making and the social responsibility of awarding bodies

15 Mar 11

How can assessment support learning?

10 Mar 11

Assessing assessment – progress or politics?

2 Mar 11

How can we improve the quality of marking in our examinations and what does this mean for validity?

15 Feb 11

Basic Statistics

10 Feb 11

The effects of modular GCSE examinations on students’ outcomes, motivation and workload

2 Feb 11

What is the point of public assessments?

20 Jan 11

Resits in high-stakes examinations: the unusual case of A levels

12 Jan 11

Degrees of success: progressing to Higher Education through vocational pathways

15 Dec 10

Equating and item banking with the Rasch model

9 Dec 10

To err is human… What can psychological theories of human error add to our understanding of examiner

8 Dec 10

Introduction to Rasch

2 Dec 10

Incomprehensible? Inexpressible? Inconceivable? The very idea of inter-subject comparability

23 Nov 10

Linking assessments to international frameworks of language proficiency

10 Nov 10

Is assessing an art or a science?

21 Sep 10

Can the public have confidence in national assessments?

2 Sep 10

Item writing

5 Aug 10

The validation of general qualifications

14 Jul 10

Managing and implementing effective internal assessments

8 Jul 10

Reviewing the impact of changes in the assessment of GCSEs

6 Jul 10

How can we ensure the value of certificates and qualifications?

1 Jul 10

What can we learn from the British Birth Cohort Studies?

19 Apr 10

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