Dylan Wiliam

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Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. He has extensive experience as a mathematics teacher and in mathematics teacher education. Dylan Wiliam has been involved in the development of assessments and tests in a variety of countries.

From 1996 to 2001 he was the Dean and Head of the School of Education at King’s College London, and from 2001 to 2003, he served as Assistant Principal of the College. In 2003 he moved to the USA, as Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. From 2006 to 2010 he was the Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.

His recent work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He was the co-author, with Paul Black of a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment published and since then has worked with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.