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Gordon Stobart

Emeritus Professor of Education at University College London

Gordon Stobart is Emeritus Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University College London and an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford University.

Having worked as a secondary school teacher and an educational psychologist, he spent twenty years as a senior policy researcher, firstly as head of research at an examination board, then at government education agencies. He was a founder member of the Assessment Reform Group which has promoted Assessment for Learning (AfL) internationally. He is a former editor of the international journal Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice and author of Testing times- the uses and abuses of assessment (Routledge).

His recent OECD Working paper Upper-Secondary Education Student Assessment in Scotland: A Comparative Perspective (2021) considers options for better aligning examinations with a changing curriculum and the increasingly diverse student body in Scotland.

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