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New Publication: To do or not to do with feedback. A study of undergraduate students’ engagement and use of feedback within a portfolio assessment design Friday, October 19th, 2018

OUCEA Director and Associate Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck has, together with DPhil student Anna Steen-Utheim, published a new article in the journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. To do or not to do with feedback. A study of undergraduate students’ engagement and use of feedback within a portfolio assessment design is an article which […]

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New Publication; Applying a Thurstonian, Two-Stage Method in the Standardized Assessment of Writing Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dr Joshua McGrane, Deputy Director of OUCEA has a newly published article in the journal Applied Measurement in Education, “Applying a Thurstonian, Two-Stage Method in the Standardized Assessment of Writing”.   National standardized assessment programs have increasingly included extended written performances, amplifying the need for reliable, valid and efficient methods of assessment. This article examines a two-stage […]

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“International assessments of science: Key points explained.” New book chapter published by Dr Yasmine El Masri Friday, September 21st, 2018

OUCEA Research Fellow Dr Yasmine El Masri has a newly published book chapter, ‘International assessments of science: Key points explained.’ In I. Banner and J. Hillier (eds.) ASE Guide to Secondary Science, 4th ed. Association for Science Education. The book aims to be a handbook to support science teachers and those working with them in and […]

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St Anne’s Gaudy Weekend lecture by Prof. Jo-Anne Baird Friday, September 14th, 2018

On Saturday 15th September, Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Director of the Department of Education, will present at St Anne’s college Gaudy Weekend. The presentation titled ‘The Doorway to Wisdom: The Intersection of Language and Education’ is given in collaboration with Professor Roger Murphy. They will discuss the strengths and limitations of international assessment schemes such as PIRLS (Progress […]

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Book launch at the IAEA 2018 conference Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The launch of ‘Examination Standards; How measures and meanings differ around the world’ was held at St Catherine’s college Oxford as during the IAEA 2018 conference. This book is the result of a collaboration between Professor Jo-Anne Baird from the University of Oxford, Dr Lena Gray from AQA, Dr Tina Isaacs from London’s UCL Institute of […]

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