The validity of our assessments stems from our evidence-based and research-led approach to all developments. Research is at the heart of everything we do. We have the largest research capability of its kind in Europe, with 80 researchers across the Group.
Our researchers conduct and publish authoritative research in order to validate, improve and develop our assessments and services, and to influence thinking and policy on educational assessment nationally and internationally. Our rolling programme allows flexibility and reactive research capacity. From time to time we also undertake externally funded research, where projects of interest to us are identified.
As one of the oldest major exam groups still in existence in the UK, our Archives provide a unique history of assessment through a complex web of primary source material stretching back to the mid nineteenth century. This is a valuable resource for future generations of researchers.