Judging for Best Use of Formative Assessment

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Helen Claydon

Helen is an experienced assessment content development manager. She has worked in assessment, including e-assessment, for over 20 years. She has developed summative and formative assessments for ages from 6 years-old to adult. Her experience covers all aspects of the assessment development process, including assessment design, item writing and review, trialling, test construction and standard setting. She currently works at the UK office of the Australian Council of Educational Research. Helen holds a Master’s degree in Education; she is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and a practitioner of AEA-Europe. She believes that e-assessment has an important role to play in supporting targeted teaching and learning.

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Paula Goddard

Assessment Writer, Senior Examiner and Assessment Consultant for a number of major exam boards, Paula Goddard began her career as a design engineer before moving into education as an Adult Education Lecturer for county councils. Paula quickly progressed to set up her own business writing exam questions for both traditional paper-based examinations and e-assessments. Alongside her business, Paula also works as a freelance writer and speaker, and frequently tweets about industry news and opinion using her @exam_writer handle, while engaging with examining bodies and other industry professionals.

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David Whyley

David is an inspirational and motivational leader in the fast changing and complex world of education technology. Internationally recognised as one of the pioneers of Mobile Learning, David specialises in the fields of technology change management, developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning and embedding integrated hardware & cloud based technology solutions. He is CEO of his own successful technology consultancy company, working with a number of UK and Global clients, including schools, educational establishments and multi-national tech companies. Having many years experience as a teacher and educationalist in the City of Wolverhampton means his work is firmly rooted in hands on pedagogy. He is a former Primary Headteacher and leader of the BETT award winning Wolverhampton City Learning Technologies Team. David’s work is internationally highly respected and has been presented at numerous international Keynote speeches and featured in many publications. Regarded as one of most significant innovators in his field, his individual contribution has been recognised with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Wolverhampton University. He has also received the Mobile Learning Impact Award (USA), two BETT awards and the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the e-Learning Foundation. He is a Member of The Global Education Futures Forum (GEFF) and is currently co-opted as a board member for NAACE. www.whytekconsulting.co.uk Twitter @davewhy

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Stephen Wright

Stephen joined the vocational qualifications sector over 25 years ago in the time of Training Enterprise Councils (TECs) and rose rapidly to become UK & Ireland Manager for Pitman Qualifications (City & Guilds Group) and one of the youngest General Managers at Edexcel. Spells as Director and CEO of training providers and smaller professional awarding bodies gave him a broad insight into the sector which provided a strong foundation for his most recent role as CEO of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.