7th September 2022
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AlphaPlus has been contracted by the Scottish Government (SG) to deliver the National Standardised Assessments for Scotland (NSA).  The assessments are designed to provide valuable diagnostic information to teachers on children’s progress in aspects of literacy and numeracy and take place in P1, P4, P7 and S3. The Support Officers deliver training supporting the delivery of NSA.

27th January 2022
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AlphaPlus has been acquired by AQA, the UK’s leading assessment organisation. AQA is the UK’s biggest exam board, setting and marking around half the GCSEs and A-levels taken in England each year. It is a world leader in assessment, with a cutting-edge research department focusing on advancing assessment and a joint venture with Oxford University

18th May 2021
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No matter who is sitting an assessment – whether they are learners in a school or candidates for a professional assessment – it is crucial that inclusion and accessibility have been considered in the assessment development process. As assessment developers, we must ensure that the assessment is testing candidates’ ability in the assessment topic and

12th May 2021
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AlphaPlus has been working on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to improve the quality of mentoring in the FE and training sector through the designing and delivering of first-rate programmes of professional development. Mentoring is an essential part of professional development, particularly in sectors where change is frequent and challenging.  Research shows

12th May 2021
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Demand for remote invigilation (or remote proctoring – the two terms are used interchangeably) has grown significantly during the current pandemic, as awarding organisations (AOs) have been forced to find new solutions to allow candidates to take their exams safely and securely. AOs have had to get to grips with the practicalities of remote invigilation

12th May 2021
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Sarah Maughan has stepped down as Director of Assessment after almost seven years at AlphaPlus. Below, she shares some of her thoughts about her time here. At the end of April I came to the end of six and a half years working at AlphaPlus.  At this point everyone always asks what exciting thing I