BERA in the news

  • A baseline without basis: The validity and utility of the proposed reception baseline assessment in England

    13 July 2018

    A new report from an expert panel convened by BERA sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England to account for the progress that pupils have made at the end of key stage 2. The panel concludes that the government’s […]

  • BERA Conference 2018 Programme Now Live

    4 July 2018

    The Programme for BERA Conference 2018 is live. To view the programme with abstracts click below View the Programme

  • Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research, fourth edition (2018)

    20 June 2018

    BERA has released an extensively revised, expanded and updated fourth edition of the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research, designed to support educational researchers in conducting research to the highest ethical standards in any and all contexts.   Read the Guidelines Here

  • Testing children gives a poor measure of ability

    19 June 2018

    The BERA Expert Panel on Assessment are in the process of finalising their report on the validity and utility of the proposed reception baseline assessment in England.  Members of the panel had a letter published in The Guardian this week setting out some of their concerns. This follows on from their earlier BERA Blog on the subject.  […]

    Read the article: The Guardian

  • 2018 Award Winners

    6 April 2018

    The BERA Engagement Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Doctoral Thesis and Masters Dissertation Awards.   doctoral thesis award The 2018 Winner of the BERA Doctoral Thesis Award is Arunthathi Mahendran(Goldsmiths’ College, University of London) for her thesis Surgeon Education, Engaging with the Immanence of Events Of Practice: An Exploration of the Ontological […]

  • Did you submit an abstract to BERA 2018? Have you applied for a bursary?

    5 February 2018

    Thank you to everyone who has submitting an abstract for the BERA conference. We have received a phenomenal amount of submissions. Don’t forget you can also apply for a bursary. The deadline for all bursaries is the 26th February 2018. BERA Student Bursaries (Full and Part time students) Successful bursary applicants will be awarded a […]