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School of Education

Staff Profile

Mrs Karen Jones

Assistant Professor (Research) in the School of Education

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Biography

Karen Jones is a Research Associate at the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) and PhD student at the School of Education. Following her degree in mathematics Karen qualified as a secondary mathematics teacher and a careers advisor. After several years working in schools Karen joined CEM in 2004 where she has worked on a number of research projects, specialising in the analysis of large datasets. Karen is currently working on an EU project studying the impact of school inspections.

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2014: Invited key note speaker :

    Expert Workshop on School Inspection in Berlin (SteBis – Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany)

  • 2014: Invited key note speaker :

    Standing International Conference of national and regional Inspectorates of education (SICI) international conference in Dresden

  • Member of the DfE Associate Pool:

    Accepted as having expertise in the following areas:

    • quantitative research and secondary analysis
    • qualitative research
    • evaluation
    • literature reviews/rapid evidence reviews
    • dissemination

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Quantitative research methods
  • School inspections and accountability
  • Value added and school effectiveness

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Chapter in book

  • Ehren, M. C. Jones, K., & Perryman, J. (Published). Chapter Chapter 5. In Methods and Modalities of Effective School Inspections. Ehren, M. C. Springer International Publishing. 87.

Report

  • Torgerson, C.J., Wiggins, A., Torgerson, D.J., Ainsworth, H., Barmby, P., Hewitt, C., Jones, K., Hendry, V., Askew, M., Bland, M., Coe, R., Higgins, S., Hodgen, J., Hulme, C. & Tymms, P. (2011). Every Child Counts: The Independent evaluation Executive Summary. Department for Education (DfE).
  • Torgerson, C.J., Wiggins, A., Torgerson, D.J., Ainsworth, H., Barmby, P., Hewitt, C., Jones, K., Hendry, V., Askew, M., Bland, M., Coe, R., Higgins, S., Hodgen, J., Hulme, C. & Tymms, P. (2011). The Every Child Counts Independent Evaluation Report to DfE.
  • Merrell, C., Jones, P., Bolden, D., Jones, K., Defty, N. & Ndaji, F. (2010). Evaluation of procedures for calculating National Ratings: A report for the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
  • Merrell, C., Jones, P., Bolden, D., Jones, K., Defty, N. & Ndaji, F. (2010). For helping young children: A review of pupils' attitudes to Science and Mathematics.
  • Wiggins, A., Coe, R., Jones, K. & Kan, M-Y. (2009). Evidence of educational support outside of school. London.
  • Coe, R., Jones, K., Searle, J., Kokotsaki, C., Mohd Kosnin, A. & Skinner, P. (2008). Evidence on the effects of selective educational systems. London.
  • Coe, R.J., Searle, J., Barmby, P., Jones, K. & Higgins, S. (2008). Relative difficulty of examinations in different subjects. CEM Centre, School of Education.

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