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Daniel Caro develops a package in R for analysing international assessment datasets Monday, January 14th, 2013

Daniel Caro is developing a package in R, -intsvy-, for analysing data from international assessment studies (e.g. TIMSS, PISA, PIRLS). The first version of -intsvy- has been released. intsvy allows researchers to import and merge data from international assessments as well as to conduct analyses that handle replicate weights and plausible values.

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Professor Steve Strand joins OUCEA as Departmental Research Associate Monday, January 7th, 2013

Professor Steve Strand joined the Department of Education in January 2013. Professor Strand is a Departmental Associate of OUCEA. His research interests include equity gaps – particularly in relation to ethnicity, social class and gender – in a wide range of educational outcomes (educational achievement, progress, attendance, exclusion, SEN) at all stages of statutory schooling and […]

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Centre gives two Keynotes Monday, November 12th, 2012

Several members of OUCEA attended the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe’s Annual Conference, which was held in Berlin, 8-10 November 2012. Kathy Sylva, an OUCEA research associate, gave a Keynote entitled “Assessing children’s development in the context of pedagogical variation”. Maria Teresa Florez, having won the AEA-Europe New Researcher Award, gave a Keynote entitled […]

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Dr Daniel Caro joins OUCEA Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Dr Daniel Caro joins OUCEA as a Research Fellow on 1 November. Daniel is an educational researcher interested in the study of educational inequalities and transitions, international large-scale assessment (LSA) studies, longitudinal and cross-sectional multilevel models, the study of causal inference with observational data, among other research areas related to sociology of education and quantitative methods. He holds a PhD […]

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Jo-Anne Baird comments on HE ownership of A-levels Friday, October 26th, 2012

Jo-Anne Baird comments on HE ownership of A-levels in the Times Higher Education Supplement, 25 October 2012. The link to the article is available here.

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