Lena Gray

Lena joined CERP as Head of Research in July 2014, after many years at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Prior to joining CERP, Lena was Head of Service, Policy, Assessment, Statistics and Standards at SQA, where she was responsible for the organisation's research, establishing policy, and introducing innovations to qualifications and assessment design. Lena's role encompassed research into general as well as vocational qualifications, and brought her into contact with the UK regulators. She oversaw SQA's programme of monitoring standards over time, and was responsible for its policies for quality assurance of internal and external assessment. Lena also played a major role in the review and development of learning, the curriculum and assessment at 3-18. Prior to that, Lena held a number of positions in the SQA and its predecessor organisations, chiefly in relation to qualifications and assessment reform work. She also has experience as a teacher and tutor at the University of Strathclyde and in schools. 

Lena is an Honorary Norham Fellow of the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She is currently working on Standard Setting and Maintaining in National Examinations – a joint venture between the University of Oxford, AQA and Ofqual. The project focuses on how standards in national, school-leaving or university entrance examinations are set and maintained in a wide range of jurisdictions around the world. Lena is joined on the editorial board by Professor Jo-Anne Baird (OUCEA), Dennis Opposs (Ofqual) and Dr Tina Isaacs (UCL).

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