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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

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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

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CBR & RCEC workshop at the NVE exam conference 2020

Monday 9 March 2020

During the exam conference 2020 of the Ducth Association for Examinations (NVE), Emy van den Broek (Central Bureau for Driving Licences [CBR]), Marieke de Bruijn (CBR) and Arnold Brouwer (RCEC) jointly gave a presentation entitled:

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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

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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

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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

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RCEC review systems en whitepaper

Wednesday 9 October 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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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