Professor at Durham University, UK.
Keynote on Maintaining, adjusting and generalizing standards and cut-scores
Rob Coe’s research focuses on a wide range of areas, covering school effectiveness, improvement, and accountability, along with the use of evaluation and assessment to improve learning. Moreover, he has studied the use and effects of feedback in performance monitoring information systems. Alongside his role as a professor in the School of Education at Durham University (UK), Coe leads the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), one of the largest and longest established research groups providing learning assessment for children of all ages. As the director of CEM, Coe has a remarkable experience with different aspects of standard-setting and the introduction of scientific and evidence-based monitoring systems. He has therefore been appointed as a member of the Ofqual’s (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) Standards Advisory Group to consider and advise it on qualification and assessment standards issues in the UK. Rob Coe has published a number of papers that have impacted the research on the role of feedback systems in monitoring and the methodology in evidence-based education.