Leadership in National Assessment

Leadership in National Assessment

Leadership 2016
Speakers: Various (Cambridge Assessment)
Date: 18 - 22 Sep 2017 Venue: The Møller Centre Churchill College, Storey’s Way Cambridge CB3 0DE
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type: Course Fee: £4,000

'Leadership in National Assessment' is our course for international education specialists who want to gain a better understanding of assessment, education and society from a global perspective. 

The 2016 course brought together ministry and examining board leaders from countries as diverse as the Lesotho, Thailand, Indonesia and Portugal.

The course programme examines the role and use of international surveys, such as PISA and TIMSS, the role and impact of assessment on society, including dealing with the media, as well as the day-to-day job of leading an assessment agency.

Each course delegate will have a 1:1 opportunity to discuss issues pertinent to their context with an expert from Cambridge Assessment.

The course is held in central Cambridge from 18-22 September 2017, starting on Monday morning and finishing on a Friday.

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Key topics

  • Assessment, education and society
  • Trends in assessment
  • International benchmarking
  • Managing stakeholder relations
  • Managing an assessment agency

Who should attend?

This course is for senior managers in examination boards, academics with an advisory function, policy makers and ministry officials. Individuals with responsibilities for the revision, planning and implementation of complex education reforms and systems will find the course particularly useful.

The course programme is built around interactive workshops and one-to-one discussions. You must therefore have a good level of English.

What you will learn

  • Discuss new directions in examining and assessment worldwide.
  • Consider the social and political context of assessment and how it affects interactions between officials, policy makers and advisers.
  • Build your understanding of international benchmarking.
  • Explore strategic solutions to your own challenges.
  • Develop learning networks, share knowledge and expertise across a multinational group.

Take a look at last year's course overview.

How you will learn

The course programme is designed around intensive discussion and practical workshops to help you put learning into practice. The lessons will be supported by the use of international comparisons to contextualise theory content.

The programme will include:

  • Presentations from guest speakers who are acclaimed experts in their field
  • Case studies to contextualise learning
  • Small group discussions on specific topics
  • 1:1 sessions with Cambridge experts
  • Action planning workshops

Cambridge Assessment specialists will lead the course with input from internationally-recognised education and assessment experts. All programme contributors are pragmatic and thoughtful specialists, with direct understanding of the realities of educational reform and development.

For more details on each day, take a look at last year's course programme.

How much does it cost?

The course fee is £4,000 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, accommodation, lunch and some evening meals (see Terms and Conditions).

Places are limited to enable high quality interaction and a good level of English is an absolute must.

How to enrol

You need to fill in a booking form to register your interest in this course. Bookings are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We will confirm your place on the course once the full payment has been received.

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For more information about this course, email thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)1223 553846.


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