Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Sarah leads Research and Thought Leadership for a team dedicated to creating digital products and is passionate about applying research to impact on practice and policy.

What is your role in the Digital Assessment team?

Get research done to support decisions and thinking in digital assessment and share our thinking internally and externally.

Tell us something about you that we don't need to know, but helps us get to know you

If I’d lived 300 years ago I would have been branded a witch and killed on the ducking stool.

What is the most exciting thing in the future of assessment?

That point we’ll get to when the teaching and assessment are indistinguishable.

What most annoys you about the assessment industry?

Like the whole of education, we go in cycles: rote learning in, rote learning out; cross curricular work in, cross curricular work out. Let’s use evidence to make decisions (that is targeted at Ministers of Education).

What are your interests?

Wild swimming (well, it’s more like bobbing around than swimming).

Research Matters

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Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.

Data Bytes

A regular series of graphics from our research team, highlighting the latest research findings and trends in education and assessment.