dr. Jitske de Vries is a researcher at the section ELAN Teacher Development, Department of Learning, Data analytics and Technology.
She has coordinated the international project FORMAS: "Promoting Formative Assessment: From Theory to Policy and Practice" for The Netherlands. In this project, she organised, conducted and evaluated an experimental teacher professional development program in Assessment for Learning for mathematics teachers in secondary education. A total of 60 teachers and 1400 students were involved. Next to this project, she was involved in InformED, a national project, also with the aim to promote Assessment for Learning in secondary school classes, only with more focus on video coaching. These projects were the subject of the dissertation she defended on November 18, 2022: "Supporting teachers in formative assessment in the classroom".
Jitske has also been involved in teaching for the teacher education programme. She has been a guest lecturer in Assessment for Learning for General Didactics 1 and General Didactics 2. For the master programme Educational Science and Technology, she was a lecturer for the courses Research proposal and Teacher Development and Learning.
In 2020, Jitske joined a consortium in writing a NRO-research proposal called "Digital Twins to the Rescue". This proposal was granted funding and is now her main research focus. The aim of this project is to use text mining and Artificial Intelligence techniques an aid (for teachers) in predicting language development deficiency/disorder. Next to this project, Jitske is involved in the "Tell-project" which is a teacher professional development program for increasing assessment expertise, involving professional learning communities.
UT Research Information System