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A research-led early years language program that is proven to improve educational outcomes.

Our mission is to translate research evidence into practical application by providing world-class assessments, interventions, and training, to improve educational outcomes for children worldwide and ensure no child is left behind.

OxEd’s Early Years Language Program is now available in Australia and New Zealand

We’re delighted to share that we’re joining forces with Pearson Australia to bring our assessments and interventions to schools in Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to working alongside educators in Australia and New Zealand as they support young learners in developing an early language foundation that sparks overall wellbeing and greater opportunities for a bright future. 

To learn more about these resources and their suitability for your school, please reach out to the Pearson Australia team by submitting the form below 

National roll-out of Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) in the UK boosted young children’s language skills by four months


A new independent evaluation of NELI found that children who took part in the program made on average four months’ additional progress in their language skills. It also found that socio-economically disadvantaged children made on average seven months’ additional progress as a result of receiving the program, suggesting that NELI could help to close the language development gap between these children and their peers.


Our assessment apps are the fastest and most accurate way to
identify the children who will benefit most from additional
support, resources or intervention.

OxEd and Assessment apps
have been used by over

10,000 schools

to assess more than

500,000 students

Quick and easy to use

No paper marking or calculations

Suitable for ages 3½ to 11 years

Less than 10 minutes per test

Colourful and fun for children

Instant results, detailed report

No training required

Use with evidence-based interventions such as Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)


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Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

The world’s best-evidenced early language intervention. Used in over 10,000 schools and shown to improve the language and early literacy skills of children in kindergarten by an additional 3-5 months.

Who are we?

OxEd and Assessment Ltd (OxEd) is a University of Oxford spinout company launched to take the research of Professor Charles Hulme and his team, creators of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI), through to practical application in schools. OxEd develops educational assessment apps and interventions which have been shown to improve educational outcomes for children.

OxEd is proud to be affiliated with the University of Oxford and Oxford University Innovation, which develops and finances companies in order to share the benefits of Oxford’s academic excellence, encourage local economic development and create new jobs in the region.

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