Jack of all trades or master of some?


Emma Armitage weighs up consistency vs compensation in the Great British Bake Off and the world of assessment

Making the invisible visible


Yaw Bimpeh explains why it's so difficult to validate a test

Working it out together

Working it out together

Ruth Johnson thinks about how to assess collaborative problem solving in the classroom

Welcome to CERP

Welcome to the Centre for Education Research and Practice, where we aim to put research at the heart of policy and practice in the education and assessment sector.


Comment and opinion pieces by researchers and policy-makers from across the education sector.

Informing policy

Reports, submissions and documents relevant to education policy discussion in England and Wales.

Research library

Searchable library of research carried out by the Centre for Education Research and Practice, covering a wide range of topics across education and assessment.

Research themes

Our research themes section provides background information and context on topics of interest to those working in education research and policy.