Celebrating 50 Years of Research

Celebrating 50 years of research

2017 marks a particular milestone as the fiftieth anniversary of an established and permanent research unit which is now an integral part of Cambridge Assessment, previously the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

The research tradition at Cambridge Assessment

Although research projects have been carried out at Cambridge Assessment since the 1930s, it wasn't until 1967 that a permanent research unit was established. Our archivist Gillian tells the story of how three examination boards came together to make it happen.

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Archives service

Archive display table

Our archives support learners by providing a rich resource of information about the development of school exams and educational assessment.

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Data Bytes

A regular series of graphics from our research team, highlighting the latest research findings and trends in education and assessment.

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Research Matters

Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.

Research Matters

Visit our archives online

Our archives support learners by providing a rich resource of information about the development of school exams and educational assessment. You can arrange a visit to our reading room or view samples of past examination publications online.