Durham University: Professor Peter Tymms becomes British Academy fellow

Professor Tymms’s election as a Fellow of The British Academy recognises his internationally distinguished contributions to the application of statistical modelling in understanding how schools shape children’s learning.

Peter taught in a wide variety of schools from Central Africa to the north-east of England before starting his career in academia.

His research interests include monitoring, assessment and performance indicators and he has worked with policy makers and teachers.

Through the PIPS project he worked to design tools to monitor the affective and cognitive progress of children through primary school, starting with a computer-adaptive on-entry baseline assessment. This work is now being expanded internationally through the iPIPs project.

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