Yasmine El Masri is a Research Fellow at Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA) and a Hulme Junior Research Fellow in Educational Assessment at Brasenose College.
Yasmine joined OUCEA in January 2012, as a doctoral student and completed her DPhil in 2015. Her doctoral thesis examined the impact of language on the difficulty of PISA science tests across UK, France and Jordan using different psychometric and statistical techniques including Rasch modelling and differential item functioning (DIF). In 2014, Yasmine received Kathleen Tattersall New Researcher Award from the Association for Education Assessment- Europe (AEA-Europe).
In addition to her DPhil degree from Oxford, Yasmine holds a Master’s of Arts in Science Education, a Teaching Diploma for teaching science in secondary schools and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the American University of Beirut (AUB). Before coming to Oxford, Yasmine was a science teacher in secondary schools in Beirut and Abu Dhabi.
Yasmine led various externally funded projects, including a one-year ESRC GCRF Fellowship in 2017, during which she collaborated with a local NGO in Lebanon producing open source interactive science tasks in multiple languages for underprivileged students in the country, including Syrian refugees.
Currently, Yasmine is leading a study within Project Calibrate, a three-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust and aiming to enhance summative assessments of practical science in the England. Moreover, Yasmine has been appointed by Ofqual as an External Assessment Specialist and by Qualification Wales as an Assessment Expert Advisor.