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Appointment as Deputy Chief Regulator at Ofqual Monday, December 12th, 2016

Dr Michelle Meadows, Research Associate at OUCEA, has been appointed the Deputy Chief Regulator at the examinations regulator, Ofqual. Dr Meadows has been an Associate at OUCEA for a number of years and is currently collaborating with the Department on the Linear examinations policy project. More information about Dr Meadows’ background can be found here.

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Assessment in Higher Education Conference – call for proposals Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The 6th International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference is taking place in Manchester on 28 & 29 June 2017 and the call for proposals is now open. The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 January 2017 and proposals may be submitted online here. For further information on the AHE network, previous conferences and seminars please […]

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Predicting item difficulty of science national curriculum tests Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Yasmine El Masri has published a journal article co-authored with Steve Ferrara, Peter W. Foltz and Jo-Anne Baird.

El Masri, Y.H., Ferrara, S., Foltz, P.W. & Baird, J. (2016) Predicting item difficulty of science national curriculum tests: the case of key stage 2 assessments, The Curriculum Journal [online].

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OUCEA at AEA-Europe Monday, November 7th, 2016

OUCEA academic and research staff and doctoral students greatly contributed to the scientific programme of the annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe this year, which took place 3-5 November in Limassol, Cyprus.

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Prof Jo-Anne Baird and Dr Lena Gray awarded Higher Education Innovation Funding Monday, October 31st, 2016

Professor Jo-Anne Baird and Dr Lena Gray’s application to the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences HEIF Knowledge Exchange Fellowship has been successful and Dr Gray’s Fellowship starts on 1 November 2016. The project is entitled: Overcoming political and organisational barriers to international practitioner collaboration on national examination standard-setting and runs to 31 July 2017.

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