Daisy Christodoulou

Director of Education, No More Marking

Speaking at


Improving assessment: the key to education reform

National exams and schools’ internal assessment systems have a big impact on what gets taught in the classroom, and often lead to unintended and damaging consequences. How can we change assessment so that it helps to improve education rather than distorting it?


Daisy Christodoulou is the Director of Education at No More Marking, a provider of online comparative judgement. She works closely with schools on developing new approaches to assessment.

Before that, she was Head of Assessment at Ark Schools, a network of 35 academy schools. She has taught English in two London comprehensives and has been part of government commissions on the future of teacher training and assessment.

Daisy is the author of Seven Myths about Education and Making Good Progress? The future of Assessment for Learning, as well as the influential blog https://thewingtoheaven.wordpress.com

You can also find her on Twitter @daisychristo


Amsterdam 2017

Seven myths about education: What are they and why do they matter?

National Conference 2016

A valid and reliable timesaver? Comparative judgment of year 6 writing
with Chris Wheadon
Comparative judgment (CJ) is a new and innovative way of marking complex and open tasks like essays. In this study, we used CJ to assess 300 Y6 writing assessments from 6 schools in England to see if it could provide a replacement for traditional moderation processes.

Starts at: 10.30