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  1. Inter-subject standards: an insoluble problem?

    Authors: 
    Ben Jones, David Philips and Rob van Krieken

    Whatever their constitution or the type of assessments they administer, it is a prime responsibility of all awarding bodies to engender public confidence in the standards of the qualifications they endorse, so that they have not only usefulness but credibility....

  2. Challenging minds? Students' perceptions of computer-based World Class Tests of problem solving

    Authors: 
    Mary Richardson, Jo-Anne Baird, Jim Ridgway, Martin Ripley, Diane Shorrocks-Taylor and Malcolm Swan

    World Class Arena is a British government initiative to assess and develop the skills of gifted and talented children. Part of the strategy is to use computer-based tests. Students attempt tasks that require them to engage in higher-order problem solving, often in interactive, realistic, contexts....

  3. Effective continuing professional development for teachers

    Authors: 
    Claire Whitehouse

    In studies of education, international comparisons are a popular way of trying to identify common features of an activity that can pave the way for improvements in teaching and learning....