1960-1965    Ysgol Gynradd Bryntaf, Cardiff

1965-1966    Eglwys Wen Primary School, Cardiff

1966-1968    Whitchurch Grammar School, Cardiff

1968-1973    Altrincham Grammar School, Trafford

1973-1976    University of Durham

1980-1983    Open University (part-time)

1982-1985    Polytechnic of the South Bank (part-time)

1986-1993    University of London (part-time)


BSc: University of Durham, 1976

BA: Open University, 1983

MSc: Polytechnic of the South Bank, 1985

PhD: University of London, 1993

Professional affiliations

Member, American Educational Research Association

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Member, British Psychological Society

Member, International Testing Commission

Member, National Council on Measurement in Education

Member, Phi Delta Kappan

Academician, Academy of Social Sciences

Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce


1976-1977    Tutor of mathematics and physics, St Cloud College

1977-1980    Teacher of mathematics, Christopher Wren School, London

1980-1984    Teacher of mathematics, North Westminster School, London

1984-1986    Nuffield Research Fellow, Chelsea College, London

1986-1994    Lecturer in mathematics education, King’s College London

1994-1996    Senior lecturer in mathematics education, King’s College London

1996-2001    Dean of the School of Education, King’s College London

2001-2003    Assistant Principal, King’s College London

2003-2006    Senior Research Director, ETS, Princeton NJ

2006-2010    Deputy Director, Institute of Education, University of London

2010-2014    Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, IOE

2014-            Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL


For a short (75 word) CV, and a slightly longer version (275 words) please click Bios.doc.

Profiles and interviews

Out of his British box (TES, 15 Oct 04)

Building smart (IoE Life, Jun 06)

Big Apple fails to curry favour (TES, 30 Jun 07)

Persistent professor returns (TES, 18 Aug 07)

Profile interview with Gail Goodwin for NFER (Spring 08)

Classroom craftsman (Make the grade magazine profile: Spring 08)

Interview with Trude Slemmen.doc (16 Jun 08)

NCETM Secondary Magazine (22 Jun 10)

Education Guardian profile (18 Jan 11)

Schools Week (24 Jul 15)


Biography and profiles