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Jo-Anne Baird gives evidence to Select Committee Friday, January 20th, 2012

On 18th January Jo-Anne Baird gave evidence to the Education Select Committee as part of their Inquiry into the Administration of Examinations for 15-19 year olds in England. The written evidence submitted is available here. For a transcript of evidence please click here.

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Victoria Elliott’s D.Phil success Friday, January 20th, 2012

Congratulations to Victoria Elliott, OUCEA’s first graduated D.Phil student. Victoria’s thesis is entitled Marking time: the decision making processes of examiners of ‘A’ level History and English and her abstract is available here. Professor Roger Murphy from the University of Nottingham was the external examiner and made the following comments. “This doctoral thesis builds in novel […]

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Second Public Understanding of Assessment seminar Friday, January 6th, 2012

The second seminar in the Public Understanding of Assessment series will take place on Wednesday 18th January at 5.00 pm. The title of this seminar is “Perceptions of the Dependability of Assessment”. For details click here.

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AKU-IED Tanzania Annual Research meetings Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development in Tanzania hosted its Annual Research meetings 28th-30th November. Professor Jo-Anne Baird gave a keynote address entitled “International Assessment and Benchmarking: Will our children get their slice of the knowledge economy?” and led a workshop on standards.

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Professor Gordon Stobart to join OUCEA as Senior Research Fellow Friday, November 25th, 2011

Professor Gordon Stobart, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education University of London, will join the Centre from January 2012 as Senior Research Fellow. Professor Stobart’s interests are in national assessment systems and policies and classroom based assessment – especially Assessment for Learning. He is a member of the Assessment Reform Group which has campaigned for assessments […]

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