About the Author
Peter Tymms is Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. Peter was a teacher for many years before becoming an academic; his main areas of research include monitoring, assessment, interventions and research methodology generally. He devised the PIPS project, which is designed to monitor the affective and cognitive progress of children through primary schools. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the UKCeMGA of the Office of National Statistics.