The Council conducts research into testing techniques and other educational issues relevant to its functions. It also organizes seminars on educational issues. Some of the researches carried out recently and the seminars organized include the following:
(1) Research Topics
(a) Teachers' and Students Perceived Relationship between Performance in English Language and Literature-in-English at SSSCE in Ghana (RPA/1/2000).
(b) Relationship between Student's Performance in English Language and Literature-in-English at SSSCE in Ghana (RPA/2/2000)
(c) The validity of WAEC question papers for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations in Ghana from 1995-1997 (RPA/1/2001)
(d) The Content Validity of WAEC Question Papers for the SSSCE in Ghana: 1997-2000 (RPA/1/2002)
(e) Causes of Candidates’ Poor Performance in Some Selected Subjects at the SSSCE in Ghana (2003)
(f) Appropriateness of the Senior Secondary School Curriculum for Undertaking Science and Technology Courses in Universities in Ghana (2003)
(g) An Evaluation of Pre-Examination Procedures in Test Development Division (TDD) in WAEC. (2004)
(h) The Perception of Impact of Training Courses on Staff of Council in Ghana (2004).
(i) WAEC Staff Perception about their Work Environment and Job Satisfaction as a Factor for Staff Retention. (2008)
(j) Perception of WAEC by its Stakeholders in Ghana (2008)