Assessment research

Assessment research

Pearson UK's Research team has a strong relationship with the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment.

Pearson and OUCEA have carried out joint research projects on areas of common interest including the reliability and validity of qualifications and assessments.

The Head of the Centre, Professor Jo-Anne Baird, whose post is funded through a Pearson endowment, is a member of Pearson's Assessment Research Expert Group, working alongside other educational assessment academics from other UK universities including the Institute of Education, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Nottingham.

Pearson has also funded research with University of Bristol Graduate School of Education into technology enhanced assessment, a particular area of interest for Pearson UK.

Pearson is also undertaking research in the field of e-assessment as a partner in a project with eight European universities into inquiry-based assessment in science, technology and mathematics (ASSIST-ME).

Pearson has worked closely with the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at the University of Durham as part of our research into standards setting and maintenance in the reformed GCSE qualifications.

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