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The CERP blog is home to posts by our researchers on current projects, assessment issues, interesting data analyses, and anything else in between. Have a browse, and feel free to leave comments beneath the posts.

20 April 2016

Emma Armitage and Ben Jones dispel some of the myths that surround the evolution of standards, as historic A-level Computer Science papers come to light

11 April 2016

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

18 February 2016

Ben Smith investigates claims that there is a ‘North-South’ divide in exam attainment, and offers an alternative analysis

22 December 2015

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

21 December 2015

Lena Gray considers the seductive appeal of academic freedom

17 December 2015

As the latest instalment of Star Wars hits our screens, Victoria Spalding explains – tongue firmly in cheek – how Han Solo can help with mark scheme design

1 December 2015

Ruth Johnson reflects on the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe's Glaswegian gathering, and considers how a discussion space can shape researcher identity

30 October 2015

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

15 October 2015

Kate Kelly explains how low scores in the populist TV dance competition encourage fairness

28 September 2015

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

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