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This stimulating series of seminars provides a platform for debating current issues in assessment.

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0 upcoming talks and 27 talks in the archive.

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

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UserDr Neil Stringer and Dr Chris Wheadon (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance), Beth Black and Nat Johnson (OCR).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 04 December 2012, 16:30-18:30

Ofsted, accountability and assessment

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UserRichard Brooks (Ofsted).

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 15 November 2012, 15:30-17:00

The challenges of evaluating the impact of changes to qualification specifications on student learning and development

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User John Winkley and Jenny Smith (AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 16 October 2012, 15:30-17:00

How do examiners reach judgements?

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UserVictoria Elliott (Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and Warwick Institute of Education) and Dr Talia Isaacs (University of Bristol).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockThursday 06 September 2012, 16:30-18:30

Francis Galton, measurement, psychometrics and social progress

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UserProfessor Harvey Goldstein, University of Bristol.

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockMonday 21 May 2012, 15:30-17:00

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

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UserDr Barbara Crossouard, University of Sussex.

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 15 May 2012, 15:30-17:00

Just how closely should textbooks link to public examinations?

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UserTim Oates (Cambridge Assessment) and Dr Mary Bousted (Association of Teachers and Lecturers).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 18 April 2012, 16:30-18:30

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

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UserProfessor Martin Fautley (Birmingham City University).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockThursday 15 March 2012, 15:30-17:00

High-stakes testing at the school/university interface: experiences from the former socialist states of central and eastern Europe

To register please contact the Network Team on 01223 553846 or thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk

UserGeorge Bethell (Anglia Assessment).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 08 February 2012, 15:30-17:00

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

To register please contact the Network Team on 01223 553846 or thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk

UserDr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (Goldsmiths, University of London).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2012, 16:30-18:30

The effective monitoring of marking quality through on-screen marking

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UserGraham Hudson (DRS Data Services Limited), Beth Black (Cambridge.

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 15 November 2011, 15:30-17:00

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

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UserBen Jones (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 02 November 2011, 15:30-17:00

Epistemic ascent and curriculum design

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UserProfessor Christopher Winch (King’s College London).

HouseJesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, UK.

ClockThursday 22 September 2011, 16:30-18:30

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

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UserDr Carenza Lewis, University of Cambridge.

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 07 September 2011, 15:30-17:00

Plagiarism in Higher Education: is there a postcode lottery?

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UserVera Bermingham, Kingston University.

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 06 July 2011, 15:30-17:00

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

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UserProfessor Kathy Sylva (University of Oxford).

HouseDowning College, Regent Street, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 15 June 2011, 16:30-18:30

Assessment for Higher Education entry: admissions testing

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UserTim Oates (Cambridge Assessment) and Professor John Laycock (Imperial College London).

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 12 May 2011, 16:00-17:30

Ensuring comparability in a diverse and unregulated qualifications market

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UserProfessor Robert Coe (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham University).

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 28 April 2011, 15:30-17:00

What can we learn from the British Birth Cohort Studies?

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UserProfessor Jane Elliott (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 19 April 2011, 15:30-17:00

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

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

HouseHoward Building, Downing College, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 15 March 2011, 16:30-18:30

Assessing assessment – progress or politics?

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UserDr Tony Ashmore (National Education Trust).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockWednesday 02 March 2011, 15:30-17:00

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

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UserAyesha Ahmed (CamExam).

HouseHughes Hall, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, UK.

ClockTuesday 15 February 2011, 15:30-17:00

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

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UserEva Poon Scott, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex.

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 12 January 2011, 15:30-17:00

Today’s assessment jungle: a view from the regulator

To register for this event, please contact the Cambridge Assessment Network at thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk, or 01223 553846.

UserDennis Opposs, Ofqual.

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 14 October 2010, 15:30-17:00

Managing and implementing effective internal assessments

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UserGraham Herbert, Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.

HouseCambridge Assessment, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 08 July 2010, 15:30-17:00

Competitive admissions to Higher Education – how do institutions differentiate between applicants?

To register for this event, please contact the Cambridge Assessment Network at thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk, or 01223 553846.

UserTim Oates (Assessment Research & Development Division, Cambridge Assessment), Janet Graham (Director, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Programme) and Dr Robert Wilkins (Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford).

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 13 May 2010, 15:30-17:00

Assessing Citizenship in schools. Are we measuring the unmeasurable?

To book a place please email thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org

UserDr Mary Richardson (Centre for Beliefs, Rights and Values in Education, Roehampton University).

HouseCambridge Assessment, 9 Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 11 March 2010, 15:30-17:00

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