Dr Yasmine El Masri
PositionHulme Junior Research Fellow in Educational Assessment (Education Department, University of Oxford)
DPhil: University of Oxford
MA in Science Education: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
BSc in Biology: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Item difficulty and demands, language in assessment, science assessments, international large-scale assessments, critical thinking, comparability of assessments across cultures
Secondary science teacher in Beirut (2006-2008) and Abu Dhabi (2008-2010)
Research Fellow in Educational Assessment (Education Department, University of Oxford) since 2015
Research Assistant (Education Department, University of Oxford) 2012-2014
Research Assistant (Education Department, American University of Beirut) 2006-2008
Graduate Teaching Areas
- El Masri, Y.H. (2018). International assessments of science: Key points explained. In I. Banner & J. Hillier (eds.), ASE Guide to Secondary Science. Association for Science Education.
- Hopfenbeck, T.N., Lenkeit, J., El Masri, Y., Cantrell, K., Ryan, J. & Baird, J. (2017) Lessons Learned from PISA: A Systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Articles on the Programme for International Student Assessment, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research [online].
- El Masri, Y.H., Ferrara, S., Foltz, P.W. & Baird, J. (2016) Predicting item difficulty of science national curriculum tests: the case of key stage 2 assessments, The Curriculum Journal, 28 (1), 59-82.
- El Masri, Y.H., Baird, J. & Graesser, A. (2016) Language effects in international testing: the case of PISA 2006 science items, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 23(4), 427-455.
- Hopfenbeck, T., Tolo, A., Florez, T. & El Masri, Y. (2013) Balancing Trust and Accountability? The Assessment for Learning Programme in Norway. OECD Report.
Oxford University Department of Education Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Dec 2014)
Kathleen Tattersall New Researcher Award, Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (Nov 2014)
The Effect of the Diploma Programme on Critical Thinking Development: An International Multisite Evaluation, Co-Investigator & Project Manager. International Baccalaureate Organization. Funder: International Baccalaureate Organisation. Award: $100,000.
Calibrate Project, Leader of Study 2 and member of the Project Management Board. Funder: Wellcome Trust; Award: £270,773 Using Technology in Science Tasks: Reducing Language Barriers for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, PI. Funder: ESRC GCRF; Award: £100,000
Aga Khan University Language Policy Thinking Group, PI. Funder: Aga Khan University; Award: £20,000 (Oct 2016 – Jun 2017)
Systematic review on judging demands and predicting task difficulty, PI. Funder: Oxford University Department of Education; Award: £3,366 (Apr – Oct 2016)
Task Difficulty Models, Co-investigator with Professor Jo-Anne Baird. Funder: Pearson Inc.; Award: £46,667. (Jan – Dec 2015)
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