Welcome to AQi
Bringing together research, insight and ideas on assessment, qualifications and curriculum
Welcome to AQi.
We at AQA believe that educational assessment must meet the demands of economic and social change, driven in part by rapidly changing technologies, while maintaining reliability and public trust.
Navigating this complex environment requires high-quality analysis of the best evidence, and being open to testing diverse ideas and perspectives.
As an education charity, we have created AQi to bring together research and insight, argument and ideas, on assessment and qualifications - because we are acutely aware that high quality curriculum delivery is intimately bound up with excellent assessment.
AQi’s aim is to advance understanding of assessment, and to inform discussion and debate. We want to link research and its application to the real world, in the interests of students and teachers alike.
The theme to which all parties are finally turning their attention
Thoughts from Colin Hughes, AQA CEO, following the party conferences
Digitising a country’s examinations
How Finland moved from paper to digital
Why teacher assessment needs to be carefully assessed
Tom Richmond of EDSK compares notes with the primary sector
Finland: Going against the global trend
The country's success in zigging while others zag poses tough questions
Differences by constituency of over 250% in GCSE Maths and English grade 5+results
A graphical demonstration of the educational challenges faced in levelling up
Could comparative judgement replace traditional exam marking?
There are rumblings of a revolution
Singapore: where is the poster child of global education heading now?
We look beyond the international league tables
Maths: the UK’s PISA score has risen significantly
Matching the level of Germany, Norway and Finland
Qualification reform in England since 1950
A blast through the past of assessment
258% – Significant differences in the GCSE Maths and English results by Local Education Authority
Explore the data for your LEA
Finland: Educating the whole child
Making equality of opportunity the defining objective of a nation's educational strategy
Science: ranked 14th by PISA, the UK is ahead of many European nations
Asian countries score most highly
Singapore: probably the best organised education system in the world
The city state takes a new direction
Talking to students about T-Levels
What will it take to give T-Levels momentum?
Reading: the UK’s PISA score is similar to the US and Australia
But behind Finland, Hong Kong and Singapore
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