Professor Gordon Stanley

Gordon Stanley was the inaugural Pearson Professor and Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA) from April 2008 until he retired from the position in September 2010. He is now is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, associated with OUCEA, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney.

Prior to leading OUCEA, Gordon was President of the Board of Studies in New South Wales in Australia from 1998-2008. In this role he was responsible for curriculum and assessment for schools K-12, the registration and accreditation of non-government schools and for overseeing the development of standards-referenced reporting in public examinations.

During this period major reform to school curriculum and assessment occurred including the closer integration of vocational education and training into the senior curriculum.


Current research includes issues around the measurement, comparison and validation of standards at all levels of education from compulsory through to post-compulsory, including vocational education and training and higher education; the role of assessment in education system reform; technological solutions to assessment.