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As Manager of Assessment Design & Reporting (AD&R), Charles leads projects that inform best practice in assessment, and has extensive experience in assessment design and development. The AD&R team is responsible for overseeing NZCER’s work in designing, developing and maintaining assessment and survey tools, including tools designed for on-line administration, reporting and analysis.
Charles is currently working in a conceptual leadership role as part of NZCER’s contribution to the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement – Wānangatia Te Putanga Tauria. This sample-based project involves the ongoing monitoring of achievement for students in Year 4 and Year 8 across the breadth of the New Zealand curriculum in English-medium schools. Charles is responsible for the conceptualisation and technical design of NMSSA’s assessment instruments and approaches.
In January 2018, Charles was appointed as a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on the review of NCEA.
Charles presents and writes on assessment issues. He is regularly called on by government and private agencies to provide advice and guidance on assessment design.
Charles has worked at NZCER since 2003. Before that, he spent ten years as a teacher, working mainly in intermediate schools.
Qualifications: B.Sc., Dip.Tchng, M.Ed. (Dist)
Charles's research interests include:
- mathematics education
- test development
- assessment issues
- new technologies on reporting and diagnostic functions of testing.