• Exam board ‘proposed algorithm – then raised concerns about it’

    An exam board which revealed that it warned ministers of flaws with the ill-fated algorithm had actually proposed the approach adopted by the regulator in the first place. Cambridge Assessment, which runs exam board OCR, had originally submitted the direct centre performance (DCP) model that was chosen and then developed by Ofqual as its algorithm

    7.00 Sep. 13th, 2020 | News

  • Exam board furloughs some examiners and offers £250 goodwill payment to others

    An exam board is furloughing some of its examiners, but offering others a £250 one-off “goodwill” payment instead. Cambridge Assessment, which owns exam boards OCR and Cambridge International, is the first organisation to tell examiners of its pay arrangements in light of exam cancellations this summer. Whether the boards can use government help to pay

    15.00 May. 1st, 2020 | News

  • 11-plus provider CEM bought by Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press

    The University of Durham’s Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), a leading provider of the 11-plus test, has been sold to Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press. The two organisations have jointly acquired the CEM, which has been used by the education sector for more than 30 years and in more than 70 countries, providing formative

    17.07 Jun. 11th, 2019 | News