Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck is Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment. She is the Course Director of the new Master in Educational Assessment at the Department of Education, and Lead Editor of the journal Assessment in Education, Principle, Policy and Practice.
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. 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, such as linking assessment for learning and self-regulation. She was awarded the international research award The Association for Educational Assessment Europe New Researcher Award in 2010.
She has been the recipient of funding from ESRC-DFID, ESRC Impact Acceleration Award for a Knowledge Exchange project, OECD, The Norwegian Research Council, Education Endowment Foundation, State Examinations Commissions Ireland, among others.
Therese was the Research Manager of PIRLS 2016, funded by The Department of Education, UK.gov, and the is currently Principal Investigator of a major ESRC-DFID research study, Assessment for Learning in Africa (ES/N010515/1).
Interested in supervising students in the following areas
- Self-regulated learning
- Assessment for Learning
- International large-scale assessment (PIRLS, PISA)
- Assessment of reading