Oxford University Press’s approach to evaluating the impact of our educational products and services
To make a positive impact on teaching and learning requires a combination of great teachers, supportive parents/carers and engaging resources. However, choosing the most impactful resources can be difficult, and with increasing demands on time and budget, it has become ever-more important to invest in the right ones.
As a department of the University of Oxford, improving educational outcomes is core to our mission. As you would expect, everything we develop at OUP is created with rigour and care to ensure that it will help to engage learners.
As part of this commitment, we developed Oxford Impact, OUP’s approach to evaluating the impact that our educational products and services have on teaching and learning.
"We have seen a real shift in the educational community in recent years, with a thirst for hard evidence about impact across the board. It’s absolutely vital that we respond to this growing demand; using research methodologies to highlight that Oxford products do make a real difference to learning."
ED-UK Content and Strategy Director in Oxford Education
"With Oxford Impact our aim was to develop a rigorous, research-centred approach enabling us to carry out impact studies in a structured and credible way. This in turn would provide the evidence to support the positive impact that our products and services have on teaching and learning."
Dr Penelope Woolf
Head of Impact
Making the right choice
Carrying out impact studies provides us with the opportunity to build deeper relationships with educators as we gain greater insights into how OUP’s educational products and services are used to achieve the best teaching and learning outcomes.
By sharing that evidence with you, we can:
- make it easier for you to select the educational resources that have the greatest impact
- give you confidence that OUP’s products and services meet the high quality standards that you expect.
By carefully evaluating the impact of our educational products and services, we are able to provide you with the evidence you need to make the right choice.
Find out more
Learn more about Oxford Impact and OUP’s approach to evaluating impact.
Oxford Impact studies
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