AlphaPlus

Turning education and skills policy into practice

Qualification and assessment evaluation and research

AlphaPlus helps ensure that qualifications and assessments are working as intended. Evaluation is a crucial factor in assessing and confirming the validity of pilot or existing qualifications and assessments. Our theory-of-change methodology secures a robust evaluation of the outcomes and impact of qualifications and assessments on teaching and learning and the education system. This includes analytical work, often on large datasets, field work with centres, teachers, students and wider stakeholder groups, reporting and evidence-led action planning.

We draw on a wide body of knowledge about assessment both nationally and internationally. Our work often also includes training and capacity development with stakeholders, and support for strategic development.

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Contact

Jenny Smith, Director

0161 238 4928

Email: jenny.smith@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk

Qualification and assessment evaluation and research services

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Impact studies

We conduct medium- and long-term studies of the impact of policy changes and interventions for government and its agencies to support evidence-based decision making.

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Process evaluation

We evaluate and report on the research process when policies and interventions are implemented.

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Case studies

We use case studies to help give an in-depth understanding of the education system and teaching and learning in a number of contexts. For example, we look at what works in different types of school, college or university.

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Quantitative research and analysis

We have high-level expertise and wide experience in the quantitative analysis of data to support both the evaluation and the improvement of qualifications and their assessments.

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Surveys

Developing effective, bespoke surveys for our clients, using either online or paper-based questionnaires or telephone interviews is another of our specialisms. These can be used for large research projects or stand-alone stakeholder consultations, for example.

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Literature and document reviews

We undertake extensive literature and document reviews for clients, either as part of a larger project or as stand-alone pieces of work.

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If you have an enquiry about any other evaluation or research services, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your specific requirements.

Qualification and assessment evaluation and research projects

Qualification and assessment evaluation and research

Our clients include awarding organisations, professional bodies and government departments

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Qualification and assessment evaluation and research team

Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith
Sarah Maughan
Sarah Maughan
Andrew Boyle
Andrew Boyle
Anna Grant
Anna Grant
Prof Roger Murphy
Professor Roger Murphy
Kathy Seymour
Kathy Seymour
John Hamer
John Hamer

Jobs

We are always interested in hearing from experienced educationalists who can bring expertise to the AlphaPlus team. For more information about what we're looking for and how to apply, please visit the Working with AlphaPlus page.

If you are interested in jobs through our awarding organisation recruitment service, you can view current jobs, find out how to apply, and register your interest for jobs. Awarding organisations can see the benefits of our service in the AO recruitment section.