World leading research and evaluation

CEM’s work is rooted in the tradition of sound evidence-based research.

Academics and research teams from CEM work regularly with education organisations across the world on a variety of projects, from one-off specialist reports, to substantial research and evaluation commissions that cover several years and involve vast data collation and processing resources.

One of the largest educational research units in a UK university, CEM publishes a range of papers and reports that are used to advocate improvements to teaching practices.
CEM also maintains one of the largest educational data banks in the country, a substantial and invaluable volume of statistical data which has been collected for over two decades.

Evidence-Based Education

We support 'Evidence-Based Education' - the idea that educational policy and practice should be guided by the best evidence about what works. Click here for more information.


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System Maintenance

CEM online systems will be unavailable 2nd – 19th January 2020.

We will be carrying out essential maintenance on all CEM online systems from 9am GMT Thursday 2nd - 6pm GMT Sunday 19th January 2020. During this time, you will not be able to access your CEM accounts, assessments and reports.

Preparing for the downtime

If you are planning to assess any students on these dates, please download the local versions of the assessments and any reports you may need before the Christmas break.

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