Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith - Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Claire Wyatt-Smith is a Professor of Educational Assessment and Literacy and Institute Director of the Learning Sciences Institute Australia. Her research focuses on professional judgment, standards and moderation, with an aligned focus on curriculum and literacy education. Her publications address teachersa?? assessment identities; large-scale standardised testing and its impact on learning; assessment adaptations for students with disabilities and assessment and new technologies. Clairea??s research has attracted funding from the Australian Research Council and she has undertaken numerous government-funded large-scale longitudinal projects. Recent books include Assessment for education: standards, judgement and moderation (Sage, 2014) and Designing assessment for quality learning (Springer, 2014), and she is the Series Editor for Springera??s assessment series, The Enabling Power of Assessment through which she works with international networks of researchers focused on assessment and professional practice. Claire holds an advisory role in the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Ireland and a Professorial Teaching Fellowship, Hong Kong University, working in the Faculties of Education and Dentistry.


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Research Interests

Assessment and evaluation ; Assessment standards ; Human judgment and moderation practice ; language and literacy education ; Digital assessment ;

Methods Expertise

mixed-method research ; Longitudinal ; Survey Design ; Discourse Analysis ; Ethnography (observation & interview) ; Policy and document analysis ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Other information

Research supervision fields:
- Educational assessment, standards
- Assessment for learning/formative purposes
- Instructional decision-making
- Reading and writing pedagogy and assessment
- Multimodal assessment
- Assessment in higher education
- Expert knowledge in the professions and evaluative judgment