prof.dr. K. Schildkamp (Kim)

Full Professor

About Me

I am a professor in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. My chair is called "Data-informed decision making for learning and development". My research focuses on (professional development in) data-informed decision making. I am a Fulbright scholarship recipient, which Iused to study data use in Louisiana. I am the past president of ICSEI (International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement). I am the past chair of the zone “Facilitating professional development and support for lecturers” of the Dutch National Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with IC. I am the global editor of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community and associate editor for Studies in Educational Evaluation. I developed the data team® procedure, which has been used in different countries (e.g., The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, USA), and has received the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) best research-practice award. I have published widely on the use of (assessment) data. I have received grants from NWO/NRO, the EU (Erasmus plus, Comenius), The Spencer Foundation, The Ministry of Education, STW (Sience and Technology fund, the Netherlands), and several school boards. I also have several international collaborations (e.g., with the University of Auckland, Antwerp University, and The University of California San Diego). 


Social Sciences
Decision Making


My research focusses on the use of different types of data and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. I have studied the use of formative assessment (data-based decision making, assessment for learning, and diagnostic testing), the use of research in schools, and big data in education. How can we support schools in the use of data to improve education is one of my central questions. In this work I focus on different stakeholders, such as teachers, but also students. I am the initiator and project leader of the data team® procedure project. After a small scale pilot, the data team® procedure ihas been used by many schools in the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Sweden, and the USA. I have been involved in several studies regarding the use of data in different countries. One of these projects, for example, was an EU funded project into the use of data in the Netherlands, England, Germany, Lithuania and Poland. 


van Geel, M. , Keuning, T., Meutstege, K. , de Vries, J. , Visscher, A. , Wolterinck, C. , Schildkamp, K. , & Poortman, C. (2023). Adapting Teaching to Students’ Needs: What Does It Require from Teachers? In R. Maulana, R. M. Klassen, & M. Helms-Lorenz (Eds.), Effective Teaching Around the World: Theoretical, Empirical, Methodological and Practical Insights (1 ed., pp. 723-736). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-31678-4_33
Post, M. , Hopster-den Otter, D., Nouta, J. , Lubbers, M., Blijleven-Tebbe, N. , & Schildkamp, K. (2022). Posterpresentatie: Theoretische en praktische inzichten rondom leiderschap in onderwijsinnovatie met ICT. Poster session presented at Surf Onderwijsdagen 2022, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Pereira, P. D. , Heitink, M. C. , Schildkamp, K. , Veldkamp, B. P., & Feskens, R. (2022). A meta-analysis of the effect of peer feedback on academic achievement in the stem fields of higher education. In H-M. Jarvinen, S. Silvestre, A. Llorens, & B. V. Nagy (Eds.), SEFI 2022 - 50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, Proceedings (pp. 2139-2145). Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs (SEFI). https://www.upc.edu/ice/ca/ebook-sefi-2022-1.pdf/
Schildkamp, K. (2022). In dialogue with data in education. University of Twente.
Post, M. , Hopster-den Otter, D., Nouta, J. , Lubbers, M., van Rooij, P., Blijleven-Tebbe, N. , & Schildkamp, K. (2022). Theoretische en praktische inzichten rondom leiderschap in onderwijsinnovatie met ICT. Versnellingsplan Onderwijsinnovatie met ICT.
Wolterinck, C. H. D. (2022). Teacher professional development in Assessment for Learning. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554664
de Vries, J. (2022). Supporting teachers in formative assessment in the classroom. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554688

UT Research Information System


I obtained my official university teacher qualification (“Certificaat Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs”). I have taught several courses at bachelor, master, and PhD level. Some examples:

  • Seminars for the Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ) program
  • Traineeship teacher training colleges: module assessment
  • Supervisor for bachelor and master graduation projects
  • Assessment, monitoring, and improving student and school performance (master EST)
  • Module data-based decision making Trending Topics (master EST)
  • Honours programma: module individual project and instructional design
  • Teacher Educational Science 1 and 2 for ELAN
  • TOM module ‘learning in the classroom’.
  • Guest lectures, such as for teacher training college (MEBIT), Penta Nova, Saxion
  • Examiner for the University of Auckland

Affiliated Study Programmes




Examples of projects:

  • Stichting Carmelcollege (a large Dutch school board): Assessment in professional learning networks (2021-2025)
  • NWO/NRO (national science foundation): STRIPES2021: STRucturing Interdisciplinary Projects for Engineering Students (2019-2022)
  • NWO/NRO (national science foundation): Field lab sustainable school improvement (2019-2020)
  • An Erasmus plus grant from European Union: The power of data to take smart decisions for school improvement (2018-2021)
  • Ministry of Education: Professional development in the use of formative assessment (2018)
  • Spencer Foundation (USA): Data teams for school improvement (2017-2018)
  • NWO/NRO (national science foundation): The role of school leadership in realizing sustainable school improvement (2017-2021)
  • NWO/NRO (national science foundation): Big data, big questions? (2017)
  • Stichting Carmel college (a large Dutch school board): Sustainability of a data use intervention (2016-2022)
  • Ministry of Education: Diagnostic testing (2015-2018)
  • Veldvest and Vivente (two Dutch school boards): Data teams in primary education (2014-2016)
  • NWO/NRO (national science foundation): Conditions for formative assessment (2013-2014)
  • Stichting Carmel college (a large Dutch school board): Data teams for school improvement: Effects (2011-2015)
  • Ministry of Education: Data teams for school improvement: Sustainability (2012-2016)
  • A Comenius grant from the European Union. Partners: University of Twente, PCG Polska (Poland), Specialist Schools and Academic Trusts (UK), Modern Didactics Center (Lithuania), Institute for Information Management (Germany): Using data for improving school and student performance (2012-2012)

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5446
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5446
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands