BERA in the news

  • March Of The Four Year Olds by More than a Score

    26 April 2019

    On 25th April 2019 More than a Score organised a march from Parliament Square to 10 Downing Street to hand in a petition calling for a halt to statutory tests for four-year-olds. The petition had over 64,000 signatures, Earlier this year BERA published A baseline without basis: The validity and utility of the proposed reception baseline […]

  • 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 […]