Fundamental questions about exams and testing in secondary education

Wednesday 16 October

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

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RCEC review systems en whitepaper

Wednesday 9 October

RCEC has developed a unique system for an objective and expert assessment of the quality of examinations. The RCEC review system is scientifically based and contributes to the substantive, organisational and psychometric quality of the

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Report of the IAEA2019 Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan

Monday 7 October

The 45th edition of the annual conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment took place from 22 to 27 September. This time in the famous Flame Towers in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. As

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RCEC website and review systems now available in English

Monday 9 September

At RCEC we have noticed a growing international interest in our organisation and services. In order to be of service to our non-Dutch speaking exam professionals, we have translated our website into English. In addition,

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RCEC moves to Apeldoorn

Sunday 8 September

As of the 1st of September 2019, RCEC is located in Apeldoorn. Following our independence at the beginning of 2018, it was time for us to set up our own office. We are proud to

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RCEC provides a pre-conference workshop during the IAEA2019 congress in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Saturday 7 September

This year in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, the 45th edition of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) annual conference will take place from 22 to 27 September 2019. The IAEA is a worldwide

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Meet the new RCEC

Friday 6 September

Last January we made a step towards independence with RCEC, Research Centre for Examination and Certification. This was a logical continuation of our growing role as an expert and auditor, and the increasing demand for

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Inland shipping exams CBR awarded with the RCEC quality mark

Thursday 5 September

The CBR’s (Central Bureau for Driving Licences) inland shipping exams, consisting of  fifteen theory exams and two practical exams, have achieved RCEC certification. With this certification, CBR proves that the quality of these exams is

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Visit of Botswana Examinations Council

Wednesday 4 September

Four members of the Botswana Examinations Council visited Cito International in Arnhem in March 2019. During three intensive days a lot of knowledge and experience was shared. At the invitation of Cito International, Arnold Brouwer

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Research into the content validity of central examinations in secondary education.

Tuesday 3 September

As a result of the Jadnanansing motion (House of Representatives, session year 2013-2014, 33 905, no. 7), an investigation into the validity of the central examinations in secondary education was announced at the beginning of

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