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Professor Baird on GCSE resits policy Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Jo-Anne Baird is quoted in a Guardian article, entitled: Biggest drop in GCSE pass rate for 30 years due to exam changesThe article discusses the drop in A*-C grades and whether the government policy of retaking exams is succeeding in tackling underachievement.

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Professor Baird appointed Standing Adviser to Education Select Committee Friday, August 5th, 2016

Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Director of Oxford’s Department of Education, and former OUCEA Director, has been appointed Standing Specialist Adviser on Education to the Select Committee on Education. The Education Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to monitor the policy, administration and spending of the Department for Education and its associated arm’s-length bodies, including Ofsted and Ofqual.

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Jenny Lenkeit presents on effectiveness of education systems Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

On 25th July Dr. Jenny Lenkeit presented her research on the Effectiveness of Education Systems to a group of 26 delegates from the Hainan Normal University of China. The delegation visited the UK to learn more about the UK education system.

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OUCEA Annual Report published Monday, July 18th, 2016

OUCEA has published its Annual Report 2015-16. You can read or download it by clicking here.

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Natalie Usher wins SIG Writing BESST Award Monday, July 11th, 2016

Congratulations to D.Phil student Natalie Usher, who won the SIG Writing BESST (Best Early Stage Short Talk) Award 2016 at the 15th EARLI SIG Writing International Conference and Research School which took place at Liverpool Hope University, 1-6 July 2016. Natalie’s presentation was entitled: Using multiple sources of qualitative data to trace the impact of peer assessment on academic writing development. The €400 award recognises Natalie’s outstanding research presentation during the Research School.

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