Paul Newton

Professor Paul Newton

Paul is Research Chair at Ofqual. His research focuses primarily upon issues related to the evaluation of large-scale educational assessment systems; and he has a particular interest in theories of validity for educational and psychological measurement. Paul has published on a range of assessment topics, and has been a researcher within a number of assessment agencies – including the Associated Examining Board, the National Foundation for Educational Research, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and Cambridge Assessment. Prior to joining Ofqual, he was Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London (now UCL).

Paul is a member of the editorial board of the international journal Assessment in Education: Policy, Principles & Practice and has served on a variety of national and international committees, including the Executive Committee of the International Association for Educational Assessment. Paul was a member of the Assessment Reform Group until its retirement in 2010, and is a Fellow of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe.

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