Recent events

For details of forthcoming events, please click here.

For details of Student Assessment Network events, Reading Groups and Writing Groups, please click here.

Other recent OUCEA events are listed below. Some events also have a separate page containing resources (see menu on left).

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Assessment for Learning 20 years after The Black Box

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice 25th Anniversary conference

OUCEA was proud to host an all-day event at St Annes College Oxford celebrating 25 years of the influential journal Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice.

Guest speakers included Professor Paul Black, Professor Dylan Wiliam, Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Professor Gordon Stobart and Associate Professor Ernesto Panadero. OUCEA Director Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck will also be speaking. Comments by Professor Mary James.


Professor Paul Black

Professor Mary James

Professor Dylan Wiliam

Professor Jo-Anne Baird

Professor Gordon Stobart

Senior Researcher Ernesto Panadero

Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck


11th October 2017 Dr. Joshua McGrane presented a Public Seminar, Measurement with no standards, at the Department of Education.The seminar discussed how the recent transformations around the concept of measurement have led to it being linguistically, semantically and methodologically ambiguous and explore the conceptual and practical importance of bringing more rigour to our measurement practices.

25th May 2017 OUCEA Annual Lecture, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, delivered by Prof David Pearson on the topic ‘Recent Developments in Reading Assessment in the USA National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP): An Analysis of Conceptual, Digital, Psychometirc, and Policy Trends’. Watch the podcast here.

9th December 2016 PISA Seminar, University of Oxford. The results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 will be released in December 2016. As on previous occasions, we expect PISA results will capture the attention of educationalists, policymakers, and the media worldwide. Following the PISA 2015 release, OUCEA is organising a seminar to discuss results and future research with PISA data.  Click here for more information.

17 October 2016  ‘Making use of international large-scale assessment data in national contexts: PIRLS for Teachers’Dr Jenny Lenkeit and Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck. Public Seminar, University of Oxford Department of Education. The abstract is available here.

23-24 June 2016 First Assessment for Learning in Africa workshop, Green Templeton College and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

24 May 2016 OUCEA Annual Lecture at Ashmolean Museum. Professor Pam Sammons. What can we learn from students’ reports of their secondary school experiences and their role in shaping academic outcomes at GCSE? The lecture is available as a podcast here.

19 May 2016 Quantitative evidence of the importance of learning to read young, Professor David Andrich (University of Western Australia). Public Seminar at the Department of Education. Click here for the flyer.

9-12 May 2016 Quantitative Methods Summer School

2 February 2016 SLATE project meeting at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Collaboration between OUCEA and The Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway.