Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck is Associate Professor and Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment. She joined OUCEA in January 2012, as Deputy Director from the University of Oslo’s research group for Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement at the Unit for Quantitative Analysis of Education, where she was a post-doctoral researcher.
Therese’s research interests are focused upon large-scale comparative assessments and how international testing has shaped public policy across education systems. In addition she is interested in different models of classroom assessment and self-regulation, and how the self regulation can support self-and peer assessment in the classroom.
Therese was the Research Manager of PIRLS 2016, and the Principle Investigator for the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award project PIRLS for Teachers. She is currently leading the ESRC-DfID Research Study.
ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING IN AFRICA (AFLA): Improving Pedagogy and Assessment for Numeracy in Foundation Years (2016 – 2019) to conduct research on formative assessment in primary school early years’ numeracy contexts in Tanzania, East Africa and two sites in South Africa (http://oucea.education.ox.ac.uk/research/recent-research-projects/assessment-for-learning-in-africa-afla/).
Therese was appointed by the Norwegian Minister of Education to chair the board of the Norwegian Centre for Learning and Behavioural Research in Education from 2013 – 2016, and she has served as an expert advisor for research on assessment in Denmark, India and South Africa. She is Lead Editor of the international research journal Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice and Associate Professor II, The Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) University of Bergen.
Interested in supervising students in the following areas
- Self-regulated learning
- Assessment for Learning
- International large-scale assessment (PIRLS, PISA)
- Assessment of reading