Jo-Anne Baird is director of the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She is professor of educational assessment and an editor of the Oxford Review of Education. She teaches on the master’s in educational assessment programme. She has previously held roles as standing advisor to the UK parliament’s Education Select Committee, president of the Association of Educational Assessment-Europe, lead editor of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, and head of research at the exam board AQA. Her research interests include assessment standards, reliability and assessment policy.