Dr Jenny Lenkeit

Jenny Lenkeit is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment.

Jenny received her PhD in Education from the University of Hamburg and a Master’s degree in Empirical Educational Research and Comparative Education from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam and at NFER.

Research

At OUCEA, Jenny’s work relates to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 National Centre in England, which OUCEA is working on in collaboration with Pearson UK and the ‘PIRLS for Teachers‘ project funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award.

Jenny’s research interests are moreover focused on the conceptual and methodological link between international large-scale assessments and educational effectiveness research. She is also working on research papers concerned with educational inequalities and their underlying mechanisms (home and classroom related factors).

Jenny has a presence on ResearchGate and LinkedIn.

Research funding

2016-19  Assessment for Learning in Africa (Funder: ESRC-DfID; Role: Co-Investigator; Award: £695,120)

2016  Indicators of Education System Effectiveness (Funder: John Fell OUP Research Fund; Role: PI; Award: £7,500)

2013-2018  PIRLS 2016 National Centre (Funder: Department for Education; Role: Researcher; Award: £178,254)

2015-2016   PIRLS for Teachers (Funder: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account; Role: Researcher; Award: £49,917)

2013-2014  Ethnicity gaps in educational attainment (Funder: John Fell Small Grant; Role: Researcher; Award: £7,463)

Journal articles

Web publications

Books and book chapters

  • Schwippert, K. & Lenkeit, J. (Eds.) (2012) Progress in reading literacy in national and international context. The impact of PIRLS 2006 in 12 countries. Münster, Germany: Waxmann.
  • Lenkeit, J., Goy, M., & Schwippert, K. (2012) The impact of PIRLS in Germany. In K. Schwippert & J. Lenkeit (Eds.), Progress in reading literacy in national and international context. The impact of PIRLS 2006 in 12 countries (pp. 85-105). Münster, Germany: Waxmann.
  • Schwippert, K. & Lenkeit, J. (2012) Introduction. In K. Schwippert & J. Lenkeit (Eds.), Progress in reading literacy in national and international context. The impact of PIRLS 2006 in 12 countries (pp. 9-21). Münster, Germany: Waxmann.
  • Kuhl, P., Lenkeit, J., Pant, H. A., & Wendt, W. (2011) Die Kontextuierung von Leistungswerten bei Vergleichs- und Prüfungsarbeiten [Contextualisation of achievement scores in comparative examinations: Different ways to control for student composition in reporting results back to schools]. In S. Müller, M. Pietsch, & W. Bos (Eds.), Schulinspektion in Deutschland. Eine Zwischenbilanz aus empirischer Sicht (pp. 237-259). Münster: Waxmann.
  • Liegmann, A. B., Lenkeit, J., van Ackeren, I., & Schwippert, K. (2011) Welche Wirkungen hat PIRLS? Eine explorativ-vergleichende Studie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rezeption von Befunden zu Chancengleichheit in zwölf Ländern [What is the impact of PIRLS? An explorative-comparative study considering the receptions of results on equity in 12 countries]. In F. Dietrich, M. Heinrich, & N. Thieme (Eds.), Neue Steuerung – alte Ungleichheiten? Steuerung und Entwicklung im Bildungssystem (pp. 165-176). Münster, Germany: Waxmann.

Reports

  • Burge, B. & Lenkeit, J. (2015) Additional Analysis of Wales’ performance in PISA 2012. Slough: NFER.
  • Lenkeit, J. & Burge, B. (2014) Analysis of the PIRLS 2011 data: Save the Children evidence report. Slough: NFER.
  • Burge, B. & Lenkeit, J. (2014) PISA in Practice: Cognitive Activation in Maths. Slough: NFER.
  • Lehmann, R. & Lenkeit, J. (2008) ELEMENT. Erhebung zum Lese- und Mathematikverständnis – Entwicklungen in den Jahrgangsstufen 4 bis 6 in Berlin. Abschlussbericht über die Untersuchungen 2003, 2004 und 2005 an Berliner Grundschulen und grundständigen Gymnasien [ELEMENT. Survey for reading and mathematics literacy. Development in grades 4 to 6 in Berlin. Final research report on the surveys in 2003, 2004, and 2005 in primary schools and undergraduate academic tracks in Berlin]. Berlin: Humboldt Universität.

Category

  • Research Fellow

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