Judging for Best Research
Director of Assessment, Oxford University Press; e-Assessment Association Board Member.
Sarah has been working in English language teaching and assessment for over 20 years and is currently the Director of Assessment at Oxford University Press. Getting digital assessment right is incredibly important to Sarah and ‘right’ means more than just the content, it means the overall user experience of assessment platforms and the service that is provided to end-users.
Sarah has very frequent contact with end-users of assessment platforms and is very aware of their frustrations and the barriers they face when trying to adopt digital assessment technologies. Sarah wants to be a part of making digital assessment better so that it is truly a better alternative to paper and that the power of digital is harnessed in its use to support teaching and learning.
Elected to the board of the e-Assessment Association in 2020, Sarah wants to be a part of determining the future of the association because she thinks there’s a need for a much more influential e-assessment community that can guide best practice in online assessment and provide learning organisations with support in choosing the right technology for their purposes.
Senior Researcher at CITO
Angela Verschoor is Senior Researcher at CITO, the Netherlands. With a background in discrete optimization, her interest is the development and application of auromated test assembly (ATA), optimal design and computerized adaptive testing (CAT). Angela has been the driving force behind well over 30 operational CAT projects in Europe, as well as major improvements in large-scale projects such as the Dutch Final Primary Education Test, the Central Examinations, the examinations for Dutch as a Second Language, as well as the theory part of the Driving License Examinations.
Other recent projects included the introduction of ATA in, amongst others, Russia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, the Philippines and Italy.
Dr Eleanor Andressen
Education researcher and consultant. Director, Andressen Byram Ltd
Supporting customers with impact evaluation, performance insights and product design initiation and feedback, Eleanor has a combination of commercial and product development expertise in qualifications and assessments and a PhD in Education, She is also Honorary Associate of the UCL Institute of Education’s Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, Steering Group member of the AEA-Europe Assessment Cultures Special Interest Group and Peer-reviewer for Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning Journal.
In November 2020, Eleanor chaired a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on national high stakes assessments at AEA-Europe as part of the launch of the Assessment Cultures special interest group (steering group member).
e-Assessment Specialist, City & Guilds; e-Assessment Association Board Member (Technical Lead Officer)
Gareth has over 15 years’ experience within the e-Assessment field, working predominantly on screen-based assessments for Vocational Qualifications at City & Guilds. His current projects include the expansion and embedding of Remote Invigilation solutions and the conversion of Flash-based item banks to HTML5-ready formats. Previously he’s been involved with the design and build processes of two iterations of Functional Skills online exams, the creation of onscreen bilingual delivery solutions and the implementation of In-Application Testing for ICT.
For his work on the bilingual solution at City & Guilds, in 2017 he was awarded an Ampersand Award for Imagination, in turn being named ‘a great example of how imagination can deliver commercial benefit’.
As an eAA board member, Gareth was on the team that delivered the e-Assessment Question Conference in 2020, as well as presenting and recording the Covid-Response series of podcasts, as well as leading the judging panels for three years of the e-Assessment Awards.