SIG 01 Assessment and Evaluation



Laurie Delnoij

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

SIG coordinator

dr. Laurie Delnoij is an Assistant Professor on Innovation of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research and Development at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. Her research interests and focus involve educational and workplace assessment, measurement and quality assurance. She coaches and supervises students in the award-winning master programme on Learning and Development in Organizations. Furthermore, she is a faculty consultant, supporting staff and in assessment design and evaluation.


Javier Fernández Ruiz

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

SIG coordinator

dr. Javier Fernández Ruizis an assistant professor at University of León, and holds a PhD in Psychology from Autónomous University of Madrid (2022). His research interests are self- and peer assessment, assessment design, and teacher training. Previously, he had completed his Bachelor Degree in Psychology at Pontifical University of Salamanca (2015), and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). His Master’s thesis won the VII Isidoro Declaux Research Award in Psychology. Currently, he is involved in several research projects at ERLA Research Group. He teaches educational psychology subjects in undergraduate and master studies, and supervises undergraduate and master students in their final projects.


Niels van der Baan

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

JURE coordinator

dr. Niels van der Baan is an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Development and Research and the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) at Maastricht University. As a member of the Taskforce Program Evaluation, he is responsible for the educational quality assurance of several study programs. His research interests focus on educational quality enhancement, the education-to-work transition, coaching in higher education, and workplace learning. Niels fulfils several teaching roles and acts as mentor, coach, supervisor, and academic advisor for first-year bachelor students to master students and the verge of graduation.

Mission Statement

Assessment and evaluation constitute some of the major challenges of education nowadays. This is because it squares the desire for improved constructive learning against the demand for institutional reliability and accountability. SIG 1 is interested in addressing the need for pedagogically driven models of assessment and electronic assessment that inform policy, support teachers in their work and that allow pupils and students to take more control of their own learning and become more reflective. We are particularly interested in research from kindergarten to university level, which include the following topics:

  • Theoretical influences on assessment and evaluation
  • Feedback in assessment
  • Lifelong learning and assessment
  • Socially responsible and effective electronic assessment
  • Co-constructing knowledge with collaborative assessment
  • New directions for electronic assessment
  • Assessment and learning analytics
  • Large-scale assessment

SIG 1 Video

Upcoming Activities

SIG 1 Conference 2024

  • Location: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Date: 26 - 28 June 2024
  • Theme: Assessment and inclusivity in the era of digital transformation
  • Submission deadline: January 29th
  • Conference website

Past Conferences

SIG 1 & 4 Joint Conference 2022

SIG 1 Conference 2018

  • Theme: As­sess­ment and learning ana­lyt­ics
  • Date: 29th - 31st of August, 2018
  • Place: University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Conference website