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16th January 2020
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AlphaPlus is currently working with Advance EdTech Ltd. to carry out some initial market testing of an EdTech Teacher Status proposition on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The purpose of this research is to inform the need and potential shape of a future programme and to explore: To what extent there is

16th January 2020
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AlphaPlus has been working on behalf of Qualifications Wales to gather information about the views and experiences of learners regarding Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) in the reformed WJEC GCSEs. The research seeks to answer questions such as To what extent do students experience NEA as a valid, and fair mode of assessment? Do they feel that

31st October 2019
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One of the many potential benefits of e-assessment is improved accessibility for learners with disabilities: technology can help reduce or remove some of the barriers that learners can face. However, many e-assessments allow relatively limited adjustment for learners with access requirements, and often assessments are not optimised for easy use even for those without special

31st October 2019
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We regularly attend exhibitions, conferences and other events to talk about what we’re doing and to learn more about what’s going on in the world of assessment. Keep checking the calendar below to find out if where we’re going. Whether we’re presenting, exhibiting or attending, feel free to come and say hello! What: AO Forum

31st October 2019
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John Winkley, AlphaPlus’ Director of Business Development, explains how assessment theory and performance statistics can be used to create “good” assessments. AlphaPlus has a reasonable claim to be the leading independent assessment agency in the United Kingdom. Our team includes a range of experts in the field, and we carry out projects across the whole

31st October 2019
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AlphaPlus has recently begun work on a three-year project for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC is the regulatory body for nurses, midwives and the newly introduced nursing associates in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The project is to design, develop and maintain the NMC’s Test of Competence (TOC), used for nurses

31st October 2019
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T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. T

16th April 2019
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The Moral Education Programme (MEP) in the United Arab Emirates is a 35 hour per year national curriculum in moral, cultural and civic education for children aged 5 to 16 introduced by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi (CPC). AlphaPlus, working with City & Guilds, has led the development of this world-class curriculum which

16th April 2019
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AlphaPlus’ Director of Research, Andrew Boyle, shares his thoughts on working with professional bodies. AlphaPlus has a fair claim to be the leading independent assessment agency in the United Kingdom. Our team includes a range of experts in the field, and we carry out projects across the whole spectrum of educational assessment, from primary school

16th April 2019
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AlphaPlus is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kerr to the AlphaPlus Board of Directors as non-executive Chair. Many people who work for and with AlphaPlus will already know John through his work on the Welsh National Assessments project, where he is Project Director for the operational aspects of delivery. John Kerr, formerly CEO