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OUCEA presents at 19th Annual AEA-Europe Conference Monday, November 12th, 2018

Associate Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck, Dr Yasmine El Masri and DPhil student Kristine Gorgen each represented OUCEA at the 19th annual AEA Europe conference. Therese gave a paper presentation from  the AFLA project Assessment for Learning in challenging contexts and also acted as the discussant on the symposium; 20 years of international large-scale assessments: Lessons learned from three countries, […]

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Dr Yasmine El Masri joins the Welsh Baccalaureate Design Group as Expert Advisor Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Dr Yasmine El Masri has been appointed by Qualifications Wales as Expert Advisor to provide specialist and technical advice to the newly established Welsh Baccalaureate Design Group. The Welsh Baccalaureate Design Group will be responsible for developing proposals for making changes to the design and assessment of the Skills Challenge Certificate (the skills-based qualification that […]

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Dr Joshua McGrane gives key-note at 2nd International Conference on Educational Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Monday, October 29th, 2018

Dr Joshua McGrane is in Abu Dhabi to present his key-note speech titled Psychometric research in challenging educational contexts at the 2nd International Conference on Educational Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment. Full abstract available here.

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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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