The expertise centre for securing and advancing the quality of examination.

RCEC, Research Centre for Examination and Certification, is the leading expertise centre for securing and advancing the quality of examination. As an audit organisation, we assess the quality of educational tests and exams. From our position as an advisory organisation and academy we support institutions in the formal school system and in the field of commercial education and in-service training with the construction, administration, scoring and evaluation of tests and exams. In this way we do justice to decisions by, about and for talent.

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Use the RCEC quality mark to demonstrate that your organisation offers tests and exams in accordance with the highest quality standards.

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We support your organisation with practical research, data-driven innovation and psychometric

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We offer intra-company and online
training tailored to your needs
on qualitative exams and applied psychometrics.

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Latest news

Research into the quality of central examinations on behalf of the CvTE

Sunday 21 March 2021

In 2020, RCEC conducted two studies for the Board for Tests and Examinations (CvTE). On behalf of the Dutch government, the CvTE both assures the quality of central examinations and enables schools to administer them properly. Based on this responsibility and duty of care, CvTE has asked RCEC to investigate the quality of: the central

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Research on civic integration exams based on public itembanks

Tuesday 1 September 2020

The current civic integration exams are composed of questions from closed itembanks. Secrecy of the questions is necessary to enable reuse in exams. Unfortunately, practice has shown that items are shared on the Internet after all. Candidates who already know questions in their exams are thus given an advantage. All newcomers in the Netherlands are

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RCEC is ISO 9001 certified

Friday 17 July 2020

We are proud to announce that with effect from July 16, 2020 RCEC has been certified to the ISO 9001 International Quality Management System Standard under accreditation of the Dutch Accreditation Council. The certification means that our quality management system is in compliance with international quality standards and is tailored to the needs of our

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