2015

Staff and students delivered the following presentations in 2015.

December 2015

AQA Research Committee meeting, London, The meaning of assessment standards in Scotland and England (Baird & Gray)

Families, Effective Learning and Literacy seminar, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK, Inequalities in reading performance (Lenkeit & Hopfenbeck)

Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, Newport, Wales, ‘True’, ‘fair’, or ‘too picky’: to what extent can students translate their ideas about good essay writing into helpful peer feedback? (Usher)

November 2015

Association for Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, Assessing higher order skills: communicating a shared understanding of the construct (Ahmed, Baird, Hopfenbeck & Elwood)

Association for Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, The meaning of assessment standards in Scotland and England (Baird & Gray)

Quantitative Hub seminar, Department of Education, Oxford University, ‘Who Am I and What Can I Achieve?’ A Mixed Methods Study on the Relationships between Identity, Expectations, Values and A-level Achievement (Brown)

Association for Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, Predicting Task Difficulty: The State of the Art (El Masri)

Language Testing Forum: Assessing general language proficiency: definitions and approaches, co-hosted by the Department of Education, University of Oxford and the British Council, UK, Language effects in international tests: The case of PISA science (El Masri & Hopfenbeck)

National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum Annual Conference, King’s College London, The use and abuse of international assessment studies: lessons learned from PISA and PIRLS (Hopfenbeck)

ESRC IAA Impact Seminar, Kellogg College, Oxford, UK, PIRLS for Teachers (Hopfenbeck)

Association of Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, Attainment gaps related to immigrant background and the assessment of family background constructs (Lenkeit, Caro & Schwippert)

Association of Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, PIRLS for teachers: Making sense of inequality issues arising from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Lenkeit, Hopfenbeck & Baird)

Association for Educational Assessment – Europe Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, Making the tacit visible: learning about academic writing through holistic peer assessment (Usher)

October 2015

British Psychology Society Psychology of Education Section Conference, Liverpool, England, ‘Who Am I and What Can I Achieve?’ A Mixed Methods Study on the Relationships between Identity, Expectations, Values and A-level Achievement (Brown)

International Association for Educational Achievement conference, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, Challenges to systemic validity in examination systems (Baird with Hopfenbeck)

Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment conference, Peterborough, Assessment & Learning without levels – removal of the state theory of learning (Baird with Hopfenbeck, Andrich & Stobart)

Public Seminar, Department of Education, Oxford UniversityAssessment and Learning: Fields apart? (Baird with Hopfenbeck, Andrich & Stobart)

September 2015

Assessment for Learning programme in Norway, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, Oslo, Self-regulation and assessment for learning (Hopfenbeck)

Norwegian Education Leaders Symposium, Queen’s College, Oxford, UK, Norwegian case study of the research project Governing Complex Education Systems (Hopfenbeck)

Norwegian Education Leaders Symposium, Queen’s College, Oxford, UK, PIRLS for Teachers project (Lenkeit)

Asia-Pacific Educational Assessment Conference, Singapore, Assessment and Learning (Baird)

Asia-Pacific Educational Assessment Conference, Singapore, Challenges for the Future of Assessment (Baird)

June 2015

Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham, UK, Assessment and learning in Higher Education (Baird)

University of Oxford, Workshop: Introduction to R and analysis of international assessments with ‘intsvy’ (Caro)

May 2015

Quant Hub Seminar, Department of Education, Oxford University, Evaluating effectiveness of education systems and instructional approaches with PISA data (Caro & Lenkeit)

April 2015

National Council for Educational Measurement, Chicago, US, Online training, rater monitoring systems and rater accuracy (Baird, Bejar, Cohen, DeCarlo & Wolfe)

American Educational Research Association, Chicago, US.Psychometric modelling of raters (Baird, Morgan, Wilson & Wolfe)

March 2015

Public Seminar, Reading University, The relationships between assessment and learning (Baird)

Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Washington DC, Evaluating effectiveness of education systems and instructional practices with PISA data (Caro & Lenkeit)

Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO) & Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Education Conference, Oslo, Assessment and Learning: fields apart (Baird & Hopfenbeck)

Seminar for the Minister of Education, Oslo, Norway, Assessment and school dropout (Hopfenbeck)