Judging for Best Use of Summative Assessment


Emma Beatty

Emma Beatty is CEM’s Director of Technology. She has worked in a number of UK-based technology companies before moving into the education sector. Emma is passionate about the future technology can play in assessment and measuring what matters. Her key interests are eAssessment, data for longitudinal tracking and bringing meaning to data in the education sector. Data is not in short supply but good quality analytics which are based on good evidence of what works are urgently needed in education to ensure the value of assessment is maximised. Emma has played a significant role in establishing excellent, research-based assessment tools to help educators have a fair and informed understanding of each of their learner’s strengths and weaknesses. This has informed practice and policy around the world and crucially has supported the personalised learning of millions of young people.


Chris Peat

Chris has had an active involvement in Education and Assessment for the past twenty years. He managed the East Leeds Family Learning Centre from its creation in 1995. The centre achieved national prominence for its work in encouraging non-traditional adult learners back into learning and employment. In recognition of this work in 2002 he was awarded an OBE for services to Adult Learning. Since 2004 he has worked at Axia Interactive Media on developing online systems that reflect and then enhance existing assessment methodology. The company has specialised in the development of sites that support the capture and assessment of professional and vocational skills. Chris therefore has extensive experience of working with professional bodies and training organisations. Latterly he has started to work with Universities on applying online assessment to courses where vocational skills are assessed. Throughout this time he has been a school governor and has just resigned as Chair of Governors of a large High School in Leeds, having been in that role for the last 15 years. He has also been an internal moderator for NOCN courses.


Alison McCree

Alison McCree BSc, PGCE, MA has been involved in education in various guises for many years. Having taught in Japan, Denmark and the UK she joined the University of Hertfordshire as a professional development lead for the Science Learning Centre in 2007 and subsequently been involved in managing educational programmes in the STEM arena. Since becoming Director of Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors at its new home at the University of Hertfordshire, Alison has focused on the development of assessment training and management of the membership and services of the CIEA


Martin Ripley

Martin owns and runs World Class Arena Limited (WCAL) in West London, providing e-assessment consultancy and project management advice to a number of organisations. WCAL also develops and publishes digital resources. Clients include the UK Civil Aviation Authority, ACCA, CFA Institute, ABRSM, Driving Skills Agency, Pearson, and RWCMD. WCAL supports digital curriculum publishers, with Mawhiba in Saudi Arabia and TWIG as clients, supporting TWIG in delivering a Science Improvement Programme in Malaysia. Martin is an advisor to the Zambia Examinations Council. WCAL contributed collaborative problem solving resources to the Cisco, Intel and Microsoft Assessing and Teaching 21st Century Skills project. Martin provided strategic advice and business planning support to the OECD covering the implementation of computer delivered assessments for PISA 2015. Martin is an adviser to the World Bank and the New York Hall of Science. One of the original founding directors of the e-Assessment Association, Martin has spent 20 years in test development and alongside WCAL, Martin is also a non-executive Director of ACER International and chair of governors at Lilian Baylis Technology School in London.