Welcome to the CPAL site

Drawing of Teacher Afl PerspectiveConsulting Pupils on the Assessment of their Learning (CPAL) is an ESRC/TLRP funded project and is based at the School of Education, Queen's University Belfast. It is a new and exciting project that aims to involve pupils in all stages of the research process.

CPAL seeks to understand the possibilities, processes and consequences of pupils in primary and post-primary schools participating more fully in identifying and assessing their own learning.


CPAL comprises three interrelated studies:

Diagram of CPAL's three studiesStudy 1:
Pupil Voice in Pupil Profiles
at KS2

Study 2:
Engaging Pupils in Assessment for learning at KS3

Study 3:
Teachers’ Perspectives

For more information on CPAL please download our CPAL leaflet by clicking here

Contact: Oscar Odena
Tel: (44) 028 90973746
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