The Cambridge Assessment Network will be welcoming delegates from around the world to Cambridge in May for a two-week programme that provides a comprehensive overview of the design and delivery of valid and robust examinations.
The Cambridge International Study Programme (CISP) has been running for twelve years, and is specially designed for assessment professionals who work for an educational body or exams provider outside the UK. Places are still available on this year’s course, which runs from 8 – 19 May 2017.
Previous course participants have come from a variety of backgrounds including heads of ministries of education, directors and senior managers from awarding bodies, programme and examination officers. Recent delegates have travelled from Italy, Portugal, Thailand and Kenya to name just a few of the countries this professional development opportunity attracts. Senior assessment experts from Cambridge Assessment explain the key principles of assessment - validity, reliability, impact, and practicality - and discuss all aspects of the work of an awarding body, in national and international contexts. Participants are encouraged to compare and contrast different approaches to assessment and learn how to put them into practice.
As well as practical workshops and inter-group learning, the course also offers participants the opportunity to visit local schools and enjoy quintessential Cambridge activities like punting and dinner in a Cambridge College.
Helen Koorzen, Assistant Manager for the UMALUSI Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training South Africa, reflected on her memories of CISP:
“Even though a few months have passed since the Study Programme, the memories will always remain. My learning experience will never be forgotten. The outdoor activities were also both informative and fun! I learnt much about assessment but more than that, discovered my own strengths and interests in assessment.”
The application deadline is Monday 3 April. For more information and to book a place, go to: www.canetwork.org.uk/cisp