Compare and contrast

Percent symbol dice

What does that innocuous ‘%’ symbol really mean? Kate Kelly ponders percentages

All things being equal

Ace of diamonds

Ben Smith discovers the power of propensity score matching

Stop! Collaborate and listen

International standard-setting symposium group photo

Kate Kelly reports from a special symposium that was held to explore how assessment standards are set across the globe

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.