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

CBR practical driving exam for the car gets quality mark RCEC

Wednesday 12 February 2020

‘Degree of difficulty is adjusted to the target group’. The CBR practical driving exam for the car has received important recognition. The exam meets all the criteria of RCEC, the leading expertise centre for securing and advancing the quality of examination in the Netherlands. At the request of CBR, RCEC conducted research into the quality

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CBR & RCEC speak jointly at the NVE exam conference 2020

Friday 31 January 2020

The aim of the Dutch Association for Examinations (NVE) is to promote the quality of the exam practice in the Netherlands. The NVE does this by developing standards and codes of conduct for exams, stimulating professional competence and expertise in exam practice and being there as a network organisation and source of information. This year,

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Fundamental questions about exams and testing in secondary education

Wednesday 16 October 2019

How future-proof is the Dutch central exam secondary education? There are good arguments for maintaining the current exam. At the same time, critics are urging adjustments. Commissioned by the National Board for Educational Research, five researchers (Jaap Scheerens, Oberon / University of Twente; Arnold Brouwer, RCEC; Piet Sanders, RCEC; Bernard Veldkamp, RCEC / University of

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