Therese N. Hopfenbeck is professor of Educational Assessment, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and fellow at Kellogg College. She is the Course Director of the Master in Educational Assessment at the Department of Education, elected Vice-President of The Association for Educational Assessment-Europe and Lead Editor of the journal Assessment in Education, Principle, Policy and Practice.
Dr Hopfenbeck’s research agenda focuses upon bridging research on self-regulation and classroom-based assessment and making sense of international large-scale studies in education. In collaboration with Professor Nancy Perry, University of British Columbia, she is currently leading an international network of researchers disseminating classroom-based research, funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2020 – 2021). She is also currently Principal Investigator for two research projects funded by IB, on critical thinking in PYP schools internationally and evaluation of education reforms in Kent, UK (2020 – 2021). In 2020, she led the research on Critical Thinking in the Diploma Program in Australia, England and Norway (https://ibo.org/research/outcomes-research/diploma-studies/critical-thinking-skills-of-dp-students/). Dr Hopfenbeck is also Principal Investigator for the PISA 2022 study in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, in collaboration with Pearson UK (2018 – 2023). She was the Research Manager of PIRLS 2016, funded by The Department of Education, UK.gov, and was Principal Investigator of a major ESRC-DFID research study, Assessment for Learning in Africa (ES/N010515/1) (2016 – 2019). Since coming to Oxford in 2012, she has been the recipient of funding from ESRC-DFID, OECD, The Norwegian Research Council, Education Endowment Foundation, State Examinations Commissions Ireland, Jacob Foundation and the International Baccalaureate totalling more than £2 mill in addition to a single grant of £4 mill in collaboration with SLATE: Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to her appointment at Oxford, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo’s research group for Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement at the Unit for Quantitative Analysis of Education (2010 – 2011).
She is Adjunct Professor of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), member of the Visiting Panel for Research at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, chair of Ofqual Research Advisory Board in UK (2021 – 2023) and expert member of the PISA 2022 Questionnaire Framework group, appointed by ETS and OECD (2014 – 2023). She has advised on the implementation of formative assessment programs in India, South Africa, Norway and the Emirates and carried out policy work for UNESCO/OECD and the Norwegian Ministry of Education Norway.
Therese has a presence on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Twitter: @TNHopfenbeck.
She welcomes students in the following areas
· Self-regulated learning/Metacognition
· Assessment for Learning/formative assessment
· International large-scale assessment (PIRLS, PISA)
· Classroom-based Assessment
· Implementation and evaluation of Assessment reforms